Friday, 20 August 2010

Antivirus is not enough

Psst: Can You Keep A Secret? over at Biztech Magazine tells the story of a SME that seemed to be relying solely on their antivirus software to provide protection and as a result suffered a devastating virus outbreak.

“Small businesses are definitely more at risk than large businesses with respect to security because if they are attacked and their information is compromised, they can go out of business quickly,” observes Dr. Sushil Jajodia, director of the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University. “As such, there is very little margin for error.”

While there’s no mention of Least Privilege Security, there are some encouraging signs:

MobiTV also customizes domain policies to enforce and lock down different aspects of its Windows and Linux machines and uses monitoring agents that not only report back performance and health statistics but also monitor for security events and patch management gaps.

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