Online dangers increase

Monday, 21 February 2005, 5:04 PM EST

Antivirus firm McAfee has released the results of its study into "virtual criminology", identifying changing patterns of IT crime and weaknesses that criminal gangs can exploit.

McAfee security specialist Lee Fisher, author of the report, said the biggest risk for companies is their own apathy. "Firms believe (wrongly) that viruses and code are a benign risk, that because they have a firewall they are protected," he said, adding that "about 70 percent" of internet threats are driven by profit, not a desire for notoriety.

By David Neal at vnunet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Whitepaper: 10 things your next firewall must do

For enterprises looking at Next-Generation Firewalls, the most important consideration is: will this new technology empower your security teams to securely enable applications to the benefit of the organization? It's not about blocking applications, but safely enabling them.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, May 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //