The good old days are over. Find out the new rules of security. [Sophos]

Each day, the media reminds us constantly of the risk involved with using the web & devices that allow us to connect with each other. But ultimately, it is the job of IT professionals to act as guardians. Once upon a time, these professionals only needed to worry about straightforward virus attacks. But times have changed, and what was once a leisure activity of a small group of IT marauders, has become a multi-billion dollar business.

Now that organized criminals relentlessly troll for vulnerabilities, the risk is high for any organization that uses technology in ordinary and legitimate ways. When using multiple platforms, on multiple devices, in multiple networks, organizations must update their protection beyond traditional antivirus, even when exposure lies in routine situations.

Letting your guard down can have dangerous consequences.

Sophos, a world leader in IT Security, has just released a new version of their award-winning software, Endpoint 10. Built to give your organization even better protection against malware infection and data loss, Endpoint 10 is complete security that environments of all size can implement. [Read more…]

Macs and malware: An ounce of prevention. [ESET, Apple]

Macs and malware An ounce of prevention

Okay, you don’t like seatbelts. Too confining, you say. You drive carefully, right? Or, you only use your car for short trips around the block. Of course, that all may sound pretty persuasive until you have an accident – and your arguments, among other things, fly out the window.

Which brings me to the ongoing debate about Mac security superiority and whether it’s worth protecting Mac computers with anti-virus software. While most Mac users believe they’re invincible as far as viruses, spyware, trojans, worms and other malware go – and for the most part they have been till now – there’s no guarantee that’ll continue to be the case as Macs gain in popularity and hackers are more financially motivated to infect them.

Software consultant and blogger Graham Cluley writes: [Read more…]