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How closely do you monitor your network?

I'm curious to hear about the steps taken by your company in monitoring the corporate network. Do you have any tips, tricks and advice to offer?

Symantec: Cybercriminals extort $5M a year using ransomware

Ransomware is a highly lucrative business for cybercriminals, according to a new report by Symantec. This is because up to 2.9 percent of compromised users pay up rather than work around them, says the security vendor.

No irony in funding Facebook while keeping workers off it

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) revealed a $450 million investment in Facebook last week, and yet the investment giant still blocks its employees from using the social networking site. Goldman Sachs is in

McAfee AV update debacle reveals weakness of push updates

This week isn't a good week to be working at McAfee. A serious error in a virus definition somehow slipped through and got pushed out to live subscribers. The result for affected systems was

Spam tops 400 billion a day

Spam is no joke, according to security experts at the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) conference this week in San Francisco. The annual San Francisco meeting of Internet security experts,

German government steps in to clean malware

At the fourth German IT summit last week, the German government announced plans to help its citizens detect and eliminate malware from their computers. This will be done in conjunction with ISPs who

Warning: Microsoft has another security problem

Microsoft has a new security problem, and there is no way to fix it. Security firm Symantec told USA Today that cybercriminals have already found the vulnerability, which affects PCs using Windows XP

Hackers hit over 200,000 sites

More than 200,000 websites have been invaded by criminal gangs that have acquired administrative log-in credentials and have used the compromised domains to attack unsuspecting users' PCs. Ian Amit,