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Harden Your Anti-hacker Defences

How to adapt your existing systems to make your business hacker-proof Each week vnunet.com asks a different expert from the antivirus world to give their views on recent virus and security issues, with advice, warnings and information on the latest threats. This week Tim Ecott, managing consultant at Integralis, advises businesses to strengthen their existing infrastructure to prevent hacker attacks before spending money on expensive security solutions. As the theft last week of millions of Visa and MasterCard accounts shows, the threat posed by hackers is real to all businesses. Although the reaction of many in the aftermath of such attacks is to search for a scapegoat, it is important for businesses to learn from the experiences of the past. By hardening the existing infrastructure, businesses can reduce the threat posed by hackers without needing to re-invest money. More often than not, it is not a case of buying in the latest technology, but ensuring that the system already in place has been installed and configured with maximum security in mind. Full Story

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