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Botnets: The backdoor to the enterprise network

Botnets are one of the most significant network security threats facing organizations today. Compromising anywhere from a few thousand to well over a million systems, botnets are used by cyber criminals to take over computers and execute illegal and damaging activities – such as stealing data, gaining access to unauthorized network resources, initiating Denial of Service(DoS) attacks or distributing spam.   Continue reading Botnets: The backdoor to the enterprise network

International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) 2012 : Protecting the Cyber World

The FBI is teaming up with Fordham University for the International Conference on Cyber Security. It’s an effort to identify emerging cyber threats and develop ways to mitigate those threats. The ZeuS Trojan has infected almost 4 million computers in the United States alone. Financial losses due to the ZeuS Trojan are estimated at up to $60 million. Continue reading International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) 2012 : Protecting the Cyber World