How to assess and mitigate information security threats

Learn how to assess and mitigate information security threats, like rootkits, worms and Trojans in the tip series created in collaboration with Realtimepublishers and Dan Sullivan, author of The Shortcut Guide to Protecting Business Internet Usage.

Excerpted from Chapter 3: The Life Cycle of Internet Access Protection Systems, from the eBook The Shortcut Guide to Protecting Business Internet Usage, by Dan Sullivan, this seven-tip collection provides an in-depth look at the information security threat types with which enterprise security professionals must contend.

Various information security threats -- worms, rootkits, Trojans, denial-of -service attacks -- and how they operate are all reviewed. Hacking tools and tactics, like social engineering, are also covered.

Once you're up-to-speed on the myriad information security threats and ways to mitigate them, you can review guidelines for determining which cost-effective countermeasures will best suit your enterprise needs.

How to assess and mitigate information security threats

This was first published in January 2007
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