At the upcoming Information Security Summit, I will be presenting on the topic, “Eradicate the Bots in the Belfry.” Bots are used for a variety of malicious activities including sending spam and conducing DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks such as those recently in the news. Your network is probably hosting bots right now. A recent study showed that 40 percent of computers have one or more pieces of malware on them and this malware could be attacking other companies or disclosing important company or customer data.
So how can you immunize your business against this threat? First, obtain a baseline of the activity on business computers so that unusual activity can be identified. Set up monitoring and metrics to alert you to unusual activity and create an incident response plan to handle infections and data breaches. Attend the summit or contact us for more information on how to protect business and others.