Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Aug 2012

Whether you choose to embrace it or try to resist it, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is set to grow. A study by Cisco Systems found that 78 percent of white-collar workers in the U.S. use a mobile device for work and 41 percent indicated that most smartphones that connect to the company … Continue reading Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

Library file in certain Android Apps connects C&C servers

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Jun 2012

TrendMicro has uncovered certain Android apps (detected as ANDROIDOS_BOTPANDA.A) containing a malicious library file, which when executed, renders the infected device as a zombie device that connects to specific command and control (C&C) servers. What is also noteworthy about this file is that it hides its routines in the dynamic library, making it difficult to … Continue reading Library file in certain Android Apps connects C&C servers

Patch as Patch Can: All Software Is Flawed

By Michelle Drolet . 29 May 2012

Many IT departments have weak patching processes – especially on the client-side. And it’s no wonder – patching is tough. Across all industries and platforms, the Window of Exploit (WOE) – that is, the time lag between announced discovery and the availability of a patch – for web-based vulnerabilities is a whopping 233 days, according … Continue reading Patch as Patch Can: All Software Is Flawed

U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Mar 2012

There was a recent article in the Wall Street Journal in which the top cyber cop Shawn Henry, spoke how we are loosing the battle with the hackers. At times the hackers can keep up us all night worrying about our networks, employee actions whether intentional or not, we need to remain vigilant and on … Continue reading U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Feb 2012

On Jan. 5, federal law enforcement seized several automobiles worth about $100,000 in value. They had belonged to the former president of the Massachusetts Bank and Trust Company and were taken as restitution for his defrauding the bank in 1997. It seems that not a day passes by when news of banking-related fraud, money laundering, … Continue reading Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

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