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Jack Barrett
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      11-24-2003
I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
chose is Internet Security.
What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
concerned about?

Wi-Fi Security?
Employee Internet Leaks?
Hackers?
IP Sniffers for Wireless?

What solutions would you recommend?
Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

jack




 
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Timmy
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      11-24-2003
http://is-it-true.org/ Check out this site. It has lotsa schtuff.

"Jack Barrett" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:yMdwb.1878$(E-Mail Removed)...
> I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
> chose is Internet Security.
> What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
> concerned about?
>
> Wi-Fi Security?
> Employee Internet Leaks?
> Hackers?
> IP Sniffers for Wireless?
>
> What solutions would you recommend?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> jack
>
>
>
>



 
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Colonel Flagg
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      11-24-2003
In article <yMdwb.1878$(E-Mail Removed)>, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)
says...
> I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
> chose is Internet Security.
> What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
> concerned about?
>
> Wi-Fi Security?
> Employee Internet Leaks?
> Hackers?
> IP Sniffers for Wireless?
>
> What solutions would you recommend?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> jack
>
>
>
>
>



Microsoft.



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i'm_tired
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      11-24-2003
Jack Barrett wrote:
> I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the
> subject I chose is Internet Security.
> What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies
> to be concerned about?
>
> Wi-Fi Security?
> Employee Internet Leaks?
> Hackers?
> IP Sniffers for Wireless?
>
> What solutions would you recommend?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.


Most viruses are spread through corporate internets because of undertrained
employees. Viruses that spread via email and address books could be stopped
inside corporate internets if employees are properly trained. Most worms,
spyware, etc are introduced to corporate networks because employees download
them or visit websites and allow installation of unwanted plug-ins and
programs. Virus threats do more monitary damage (due to lost man hours)
than anything else.

Hackers and employee leaks can cause exposure of "industry secrets", but
don't often threaten mission critical data. Recently, though, cases can be
cited such as Valve software losing control of the source code to their much
awaited sequel to Half Life (a very popular game worth who knows how many
zillion dollars) due to a hacker and probably an inside leak or helper.
Mission critical data and source code to proprietary software should not be
kept on internet connected systems.

WiFi security is the same as internet security for a corporation, in many
ways. If your company has mission critical data exposed to computers
outside the building's walls (via wireless or the internet or even stuff
going out the door on CDs or floppy disks), then they need to think long and
hard about how important it is to maintain control of that data.


 
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Leythos
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      11-24-2003
In article <yMdwb.1878$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed)
says...
> I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
> chose is Internet Security.
> What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
> concerned about?
>
> Wi-Fi Security?
> Employee Internet Leaks?
> Hackers?
> IP Sniffers for Wireless?


The number one security threat to any company is the employees.

The number two threat is the contractors.

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      11-24-2003
In article <yMdwb.1878$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed)
says...
> I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
> chose is Internet Security.
> What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
> concerned about?
>
> Wi-Fi Security?
> Employee Internet Leaks?
> Hackers?
> IP Sniffers for Wireless?
>
> What solutions would you recommend?
> Your help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> jack
>

You might find this list useful:

http://www.sans.org/top20/

---Matthew
 
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Mr Maggoo
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      11-26-2003
"Jack Barrett" <(E-Mail Removed)> , over to you ... :

>I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
>chose is Internet Security.
>What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
>concerned about?


<snip>

You're looking for 'technologies' that can contribute to, or be a major
security issue in themselves. This is not where you need to look first, it
is invariably the bio-mass sitting in front of the PC that's the biggest,
and most difficult to solve problem regarding Internet Security.

Microsoft ? Hmm. I think not. Easy target, so predictable. Ok, let's for one
second appease the *nix fans and say that as of right now, all versions of
Windows are automagically replaced with *nix replacements.

You've got to bear in mind that you've still got the same largely
computer-illiterate/ignorant userbase now faced with a *nix operating
system. With a few hours head scratching, you've either got :

1) All running as root and easily compromised. Oops, no AV ? Heh. (That's
assuming of course they figure out how to log in).

2) Thousands of once-connected systems now powered off in impatience and/or
frustration. (Is this a solution ?)


So, IMESHO, I think that *the* *top* Internet security issue is me. Oh, and
you. Not the software, not the hardware, but the jellyware operating it all.
Or attempting to.

Regards,

Pete.

 
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Don Kelloway
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      11-27-2003
"Mr Maggoo" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Jack Barrett" <(E-Mail Removed)> , over to you ... :
>
> You're looking for 'technologies' that can contribute to, or be a

major
> security issue in themselves. This is not where you need to look

first, it
> is invariably the bio-mass sitting in front of the PC that's the

biggest,
> and most difficult to solve problem regarding Internet Security.
>
> So, IMESHO, I think that *the* *top* Internet security issue is me.

Oh, and
> you. Not the software, not the hardware, but the jellyware operating

it all.
> Or attempting to.
>


"bio-mass"

"jellyware"

LOL! That's funny...

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Don Kelloway
Commodon Communications



 
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