Top Internet Security Issues?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Jack Barrett, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Jack Barrett

    Jack Barrett Guest

    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
    Jack Barrett, Nov 24, 2003
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  2. Jack Barrett

    Timmy Guest

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    "Jack Barrett" <> wrote in message
    news:yMdwb.1878$...
    > I have to create a presentation to corporate breakfast and the subject I
    > chose is Internet Security.
    > What would you consider to be the top Security issues for companies to be
    > concerned about?
    >
    > Wi-Fi Security?
    > Employee Internet Leaks?
    > Hackers?
    > IP Sniffers for Wireless?
    >
    > What solutions would you recommend?
    > Your help is greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > jack
    >
    >
    >
    >
    Timmy, Nov 24, 2003
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  3. In article <yMdwb.1878$>,
    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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    Colonel Flagg, Nov 24, 2003
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  4. Jack Barrett

    i'm_tired Guest

    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.
    i'm_tired, Nov 24, 2003
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  5. Jack Barrett

    Leythos Guest

    In article <yMdwb.1878$>,
    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.

    --
    --

    (Remove 999 to reply to me)
    Leythos, Nov 24, 2003
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  6. Jack Barrett

    Guest Guest

    In article <yMdwb.1878$>,
    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
    Guest, Nov 24, 2003
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  7. Jack Barrett

    Mr Maggoo Guest

    "Jack Barrett" <> , 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.
    Mr Maggoo, Nov 26, 2003
    #7
  8. Jack Barrett

    Don Kelloway Guest

    "Mr Maggoo" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Jack Barrett" <> , 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...

    --
    Best regards,
    Don Kelloway
    Commodon Communications
    Don Kelloway, Nov 27, 2003
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