It’s increasingly convenient to use credit and debit cards for online shopping, making hotel reservations, renting cars, and buying airline tickets online. This paper will discuss consumer safety and best practices when conducting online transactions. What you should do to protect yourself and avoid the pitfalls of online scams? What rules should you follow when shopping online or conducting other business with bank cards on the Internet?
Security considerations for the retailer involve the data center as well as the endpoint. From a security perspective the common theme is access to rich data. The endpoint, including the POS terminal, is often the easiest path to gain entry into a retailer’s network and data, and that’s where Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements could fail. This paper focuses on endpoint security and why a comprehensive security solution is required.
End-user demands for access to the World Wide Web and all of the communication vehicles that it affords are at an all-time high. Business demands for those same communication vehicles are also on the rise. The mobility of employees and company data present a growing challenge in the fight against cybercrime. Keeping up with the exponentially growing cyber threat is daunting.
As a result, and often without their knowledge or understanding, many IT departments have become accomplices to cybercrime. This document explains the various ways that corporate IT departments are enabling cybercrime in our environments, and provides some guidelines to prevent this dangerous, destructive practice from continuing.
The Endpoint – a user’s desktop, laptop, or mobile device – is the richest target for cybercriminals today. Endpoint systems have become more mobile, making the traditional “IT perimeter” ineffective in providing the right level of protection for corporate users and these assets. According to IDC, “Endpoint... solutions are now a primary line of defense.”
In this article we’ll discuss the growing malware threat, how cybercriminals are targeting the endpoint, and how you can protect your endpoints from these malicious activities.
If you've had any recent issues with Internet security and malware, you may already be wondering if your AV software is really getting the job done. This list can help. It spotlights specific objective metrics and activities you can check to see how well your current AV software is performing. Besides helping you benchmark your current software, it also establishes a starting point for evaluating new AV options when you decide you need to make a change.
The business endpoint security market is changing at a surprisingly rapid clip, especially considering how relatively mature it is. While established brand names may provide subjective reassurance, buyers who look beyond the brands to products' quantitative capabilities may discover less-familiar options that are a better fit for their enterprises.
Cybercrime is here to stay: it is both a product of the Internet age and part of the overall crime landscape. So it would be unrealistic, to think in terms of ‘winning the war’. Rather, it’s about finding ways to mitigate the risk.
Costin Raiu, Head of Research & Development, Kaspersky Lab, Romania
Even if your system itself is up to date, it could be infected via zero-day vulnerabilities in third-party software. Security solutions are usually updated far more quickly than software patches are produced, and provide a much-needed layer of protection during the window of vulnerability.
It's likely that the continued evolution of rogue anti-virus programs will focus on the technologies used to bypass anti-virus detection. The number of programs will probably continue to rise, as will the number of users who fall for them.
With the appearance of botnets, criminal gangs have gained access to millions of infected computers and the number of cybercrimes committed has risen sharply. Although the majority of Internet users understand that zombie networks pose a serious threat, many do not know how or why botnets are created and maintained.
O mercado de segurança de endpoint empresariais está mudando com uma velocidade surpreendentemente grande, especialmente se considerarmos que ele é relativamente recente. As marcas estabelecidas podem inspirar uma confiança subjetiva,mas os compradores que observarem, além das marcas, as capacidades quantitativas dos produtos, poderão descobrir opções menos conhecidas que podem ser úteis para suas empresas.
More than three years after the infamous declaration from Microsoft's Bill Gates that "spam will be solved" in 2009, unsolicited junk mail continues to bombard email servers, dumping malicious attachments, phishing lures and spam advertising for fake pharmaceuticals.
Did you know that legitimate sites like BusinessWeek.com and MLB.com have been victimized by drive-by malware? This security brief discusses specific measures you can take to protect your business and defend against these attacks.