Best practices and strategies for combatting malware
What are the best strategies and tactics to take care of the onslaught of
malware/Trojan horses in a network?
I am handling an enterprise 24/7 network with an antivirus solution in place along with security like a firewall. But, I am worried on how to protect my network from malware such as P2P worms and Trojan horses especially since a lot of users have access to Internet.
Defending against malware of all kinds boils down to the same sort of actions:Install and maintain up-to-date detection software like virus scanners, trojan scanners and spyware scanners.
Maintain your systems with up-to-date security patches and the latest versions of software that are designed to be more secure.
Teach your users how social engineering works and keep them informed of the latest hoaxes and "tricky" e-mails they can expect to receive via an internal Web site.
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This was first published in August 2003