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Ctrox | 08 Apr 2010 | 6 comments

In this tough economy, getting something for free is always a good thing, right? Short answer: It depends on your tolerance for risk.
Take free antivirus software as an example. It may seem like a bargain, but it’s not. Here are the issues to consider before you download this particular “freeware.”
First and foremost, free antivirus software doesn’t provide the comprehensive protection you need against today’s biggest online threats. So when you trust your computer, applications, files and identity to free antivirus software, it can end up costing you more in time, aggravation, and money than you ever imagined.
Most free antivirus software is really just bait that some software companies use to lure you in. It’s usually a “light” version of one of their paid products that offers only limited protection against today’s online threats.
After you install...

John Magee | 06 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

 A new report has come out that highlights the impact that SaaS and other cloud models are having on information governance approaches. According to the findings of the “Information Governance in the Cloud: A Study of IT Practitioners” study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, most organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools to ensure that sensitive information they put in the cloud remains secure.  The survey found that only 27 percent of respondents said their organizations have procedures for approving cloud applications that use sensitive or confidential information.
The study shines a spotlight on some of the information protection and management issues that organizations are facing as they adopt the cloud model, and they resonate with what we at Symantec have been hearing from many of the senior security...