Security threats have been a hot topic in the press recently with hackers hitting major companies such as Sony, Paypal and even Apple. With over 150,000 malware samples a day and 2 new viruses every second hitting the web, getting to grips with what you need to be doing can be confusing.
Over the next few weeks we will provide a more in-depth look at the various aspects of IT security revolving around Anti-virus, Anti-malware protection, Mobile device lockdown and Data file protection – bringing you the information you really need to know- in plain English.
So let’s begin with the obvious!
Why is Security important?
Most IT support contracts do not cover for viral infections so investment in security really is essential. A properly secured IT system will not only protect corporate data, but will also ensure availability of services, reduce downtime and therefore increase productivity of the user..
The Key Terms – in English.
- Malware: Malware is a category of malicious code that includes viruses, worms, and trojan horses.
- Keylogging: Is a piece of software that infects a PC or Laptop and records all the key strokes for banking, online purchases, and sends them to a third party.
- Worms: A virus that replicates itself on a computer or a network and populates the entire company system.
- Mobile File Lockdown: The essence of securing data whilst on the move. This can be encrypting the hard drive on a laptop that will prevent access if stolen.
- Data File Protection: The ability to identify and tag any data you want protected. This allows you to trace whether on multiple machines, USB pens or smart phones. You can even a file that’s been stolen a “kill pill” to delete itself!
- Scareware: Also known as fake anti-virus malware: Normally gets installed on a computer via a legitimate website. Looks like real Antivirus software that reports you have multiple viruses and to clean the device all you have to do is buy. Therefore it scares you into using your credit card
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