Thursday, January 13, 2005

New Year's security resolutions (

“The first resolution should be: "I will install antivirus gateway tools immediately - not tomorrow or next week, but now."

When I talked to Sophos security consultant Graham Cluley just before the festive drinking session got underway, he mentioned that if firms had installed such security products last January, they would have stopped nine out of the top 10 viruses that hit the headlines - and corporate networks - in 2004.

With statistics like that, I think it would be quite easy for IT teams to present a convincing case to the board of directors to purchase gateway antivirus tools.”

“One thing experts do agree on is that virus writers now realise that there is money in crime. Attacks were once designed for bragging rights in online forums, but cash is the new motivation.”