Keeping the bad guys out

Monday, 11 October 2004, 12:30 PM EST

Forget the good old days of Internet security when administrators had time to study vulnerabilities and threats, determine which parts of the enterprise were at risk and devise well-tested ways for handling attacks.

Today, there are many more threats to handle and increasingly less time in which to handle them. And zero-day threats loom on the horizon — attacks that target unannounced vulnerabilities before a patch is available. Such intrusions will make recent fast-moving attacks such as the Slammer, Blaster and Sasser worms look like crawlers.

By Brian Robinson at FCW.

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