Flamer: The most complex malware threat since Stuxnet and Duqu
Sophisticated and discreet threat targets the Middle East and Eastern Europe The latest high-profile Internet threat is called Flamer. As with Stuxnet and Duqu, this code was not likely to have been written by a single individual but by an organised, well-funded group of people working to a clear set of directives. While our analysis is currently ongoing, the primary functionality is to obtain information and data. This is not unique and by itself would not make Flamer significant. But when combined with the complexity of the code, the identified targets, and the possible link to recent threats described by the Iran National CERT, Flamer becomes a very noteworthy threat. Join Symantec’s Security Response experts for a free webcast during which we will discuss the latest information about the threat and what it means in terms of the wider threat landscape. Symantec customers are protected from this threat
Posted 06 Jun 2012.
Security as an Enabler
David Thompson, Symantec’s CIO provides insight on how security can be an enabler and not an impediment to workforce productivity especially with today’s borderless enterprise and operations spread across the globe.
Posted 13 Jun 2011.
10 Things Small Businesses Must do to Protect & Secure Data
In this podcast, Donna Childs of Prepared Small Business, discusses some best practices to help small businesses keep their information secure, protected, and well-managed.
Posted 13 Jun 2011.
2011 State of Spam & Phishing Podcast
Eric Park and Deaddin Edris from Symantec discuss the May 2011 State of Spam & Phishing report in this monthly podcast series. Topics include the volume of spam seen by Symantec in the previous month, the latest spam trends and techniques, and tips on how to avoid spam messages. The State of Spam & Phishing report leverages security data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network to keep organizations and consumers informed of the latest threats to their messaging infrastructure.
Posted 01 May 2011.
Protecting your Virtual Environment
Protecting your virtual environments takes more than just hiding them behind a firewall. This podcast looks the question of endpoint protection for virtual machines. In this discussion with Daniel Schrader from our Endpoint Security Product Management team, we will look at the differences between protecting physical and virtual endpoints. Different approaches to securing virtual machines will be discussed as will changes Symantec has made to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 to optimize it for virtual environments.
Posted 01 May 2011.
Cyber Threats Skyrocket in Volume and Sophistication
Join security expert Kevin Haley as he discusses the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. Kevin will review high profile threats such as Hydraq and Stuxnet in 2010; discuss security impacts of the growing popularity of social networks; review findings on the future of mobile security; and share results related to attack toolkits
Posted 25 Apr 2011.
Symantec's Reputation Based Security Strategy
Zulfikar Ramzan, technical director for Symantec’s Security Technology and Response Team, provides an overview of the recently released Symantec Report on the Underground Economy. The report provides data collected from Symantec and explores how cybercriminals network and exchange information for profit.
Posted 01 Mar 2011.
The Insider Angle on Data Protection
David Aflak, Senior Manager of Production Services at eSurance, discusses a topic that is top-of-mind for all security professionals: how to protect confidential information and prevent data breaches--specifically from the well meaning insider who inadvertently puts company or organization data at risk--as well as tips for safeguarding data exposed on servers and desktops and creating a company or organization culture that is aware of data security.
Posted 13 Jan 2011.