RealNews

Security assessment

IN 2003, security product improvements were mostly incremental and evolutionary. Firewalls became faster and more effective, protecting against a greater range of attacks. Virus scanners became smarter and better at finding malicious code. Some intrusion detection and prevention products are approaching maturity and together with management consoles and utilities, made it much easier to manage. IN 2003, security product improvements were mostly incremental and evolutionary. Firewalls became faster and more effective, protecting against a greater range of attacks. Virus scanners became smarter and better at finding malicious code. Some intrusion detection and prevention products are approaching maturity and together with management consoles and utilities, made it much easier to manage. However, the bad news is that overall, things got worse in 2003 according to reports coming out of security products and services company Trusecure. In its 2003/2004 Trends and Predictions for Viruses In the Wild report, the total number of viruses reported “in the wild” increased by 24 per cent. The report predicts that virus infections will continue to increase. Overall, there will be more mass-mailing viruses, which use standard executable attachments that can and should be blocked at the gateway, said Trusecure. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.