Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Access to spyware related sites by employees in large organisations is reaching critical levels (SecurityPark, UK)

“Web-based spyware is rapidly becoming the number one threat to businesses. According to Finjan's Malicious Code Research Centre (MCRC), a single enterprise can expect on average over million instances a year of employees accessing Websites carrying spyware and other malicious content by 2007.”

“Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO at Finjan said: “Organisations must look beyond the firewalls, and further than anti-virus or URL filtering. These are invaluable technologies but they are no longer enough to combat today’s sophisticated threats.

Your data must be protected from the theft and damage spyware code can enable. With spyware so prevalent, and so hard to identify until it has already downloaded itself onto computers or servers, it would be prudent to re-examine your spyware strategy.”