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by Paul Kerstein

Protect Your Network, Layer by Layer

Jul 12, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Multiple layers of defense may be the prudent course to protect yournetwork and data, as the U.S. Department of Energy found out when theywere getting x-rated pop-up ads sent from one of their weather sitesthat was hacked and began downloading adware last fall. A recent Computerworldarticle states that the growing number of e-mail viruses, as well asadware and spyware, make it a necessity to protect your servers in asmany ways as possible. While education on e-mail and the Internet onlygoes so far, experts recommended restricting user privileges, applyingpatches immediately, switching to alternative e-mail packages, buildinga multi-layered defense, and using an outside service for spam andvirus protection. Read more.