Malware Responses: What To Do Before, During, And After An Attack
Don't let a malware attack ruin your business. A little planning and the right responses can make it a minor annoyance instead of a major catastrophe.
Preparing For Attacks
• Always use licensed software, and keep all software on every system up to date with the latest critical patches.
• Scan all systems regularly to ensure they are virus-, Trojan-, and spyware-free. Make sure your security software protects all network entry and exit points and that it's updated with the most recent signature files.
• Back up all systems on a regular schedule (weekly is good; daily is better).
• Subscribe to security vendors' e-bulletins so you'll be aware of current vulnerabilities, patches, and exploits. InformationWeek | Malware | Malware Responses: What To Do Before, During, And After An Attack | July 5, 2006
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