Tag Archives: Symantec

Symantec Survey Reveals Poor Password Security

Last week, security firm Symantec released a survey that revealed poor cyber hygiene on the part of respondents. Over 60 percent of respondents said they do not alter their passwords on a regular basis and 10 percent never change their passwords. Close to half of respondents utilize the same few …

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China Largest Malware Distributor

China is presently the largest distributor of malware, according to a new report released by Symantec. The U.S. is the leading malware distributor based on mail servers followed by China and Romania, with over 36 percent being distributed from U.S. based servers. However, a more in-depth look revealed that the …

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Daily GovCon Recap – March 5, 2010

Ellen Glover of ICFI speaks on HUD Win Dr. Prescott Winter named CEO at ArcSight OPM plans to release statement on retirement HHS issues new proposal for health records Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator, has joined Twitter Symantec CEO, Enrique Salem, says company is working with feds on Aurora attacks Facebook …

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Cyber Defenders of the World Unite!

This week, RSA’s conference in California looks “ to drive the worldwide information security agenda,” says conference general manager Sandra Toms LaPedis. As instances of cyber attacks continue to grow more prevalent, cyber warriors and national security officials are gathering in California to examine methods to enhance cyber defenses. The …

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2009: The Year of Cyber Crime

This past year the number of cyber attacks, cyber security breaches and internet related crime has risen steadily making e-consumers think twice about online purchases. According to Symantec in a recent study, 87% of e-mails received in the last year were spam. That number is up ten percent since 2008. …

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Cyber Crime Pays Better than Drug Trafficking

According to David Freer of Symantec, cyber crime nets more money than drug trafficking. An identity is stolen every three seconds worldwide, and the stolen identity is often sold. Hackers attempting to steal identities and bank information often use a variety of tactics. These include employing bots, malware and phishing …

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Symantec’s Jim Russell: Get ready for tougher FISMA

Through the years, Symantec’s Jim Russell has offered this blunt assessment of FISMA: It lacks “teeth.” The current law’s inability to hold agencies accountable for data breaches, plus staff and budgetary issues, have driven inaction by many smaller agencies. Forty-two percent of them don’t even have dedicated IT staff. But …

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