Security: The case for vulnerability management

Itís been a bad year for IT security. The seemingly never-ending wave of increasingly virulent threats shows no sign of cresting. As crackers concoct new ways of threatening the very foundations of todayís technology, the CIO has only one chance to get it right.

A recent development in online malice quite literally has some CIOs reaching for their wallets. Known as a Ransom Trojan attack, it encrypts commonly used file types like Word, Excel, and jpeg images. When you try to open the file, you are instead presented with a demand for payment. As soon as you send the ransom to a Yahoo e-mail address or a PayPal account, youíll receive the decryption code. Thatís the hope, anyway. Security > Security Products, Practices and Infrastructure > Security: The case for vulnerability management

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 25th November 2005 11:28PM