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D Thomson | 18 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

How much value can be placed on trust in business? "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it," said Benjamin Franklin, and indeed companies go to huge lengths to build and maintain trust relationships with both their customers and the wider market.

The simple reason for such effort is that a trustworthy business is a profitable business. We don't need to read the management textbooks to get this – people buy from people they believe can deliver. It’s why we set so much store by personal recommendation and, should things go wrong, we may avoid buying from the same place again.

Projecting an image of reliability is good for the bottom line - backed up, of course, by actually being reliable. Both products and services should meet or exceed expectations, and customers should not have any surprises about how the organisation behaves...

GregDay-SecurityCTO | 22 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

There is often talk of the growth in mobile threats and, in 2011, we saw significant growth, in terms of volume as a percentage. Yet, as a total of the numbers involved, these were still relatively small – in the thousands, rather than hundreds of millions that unleashed themselves on the PC last year.

At the same time, we did see far greater innovation in the nature of mobile threats, with attackers focusing in on finding vulnerabilities to exploit, such as the botnet concept, as well as where money can be made and information stolen through smart devices.

So what is the right way to manage that threat and soften its impact?

Let me start by looking at process – and please bear with me as I do. In the past 10 years, the cost of a laptop computer has plunged by a massive 90%, while already it’s...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 29 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Socially engineered polymorphic malware spoofing a well-known North American business mediation and arbitration service

The February edition of the Symantec Intelligence report provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. The data used to compile the analysis for this report includes data from January 2011 and February 2012.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 68.0 percent (a decrease of 1.0 percentage points since January 2011): page 7
  • Phishing – One in 358.1 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.01 percentage points since January 2011): page 10
  • Malware – One in 274.0 emails contained malware (an increase of 0.03 percentage points since January 2011): page 12
  • Malicious Web sites – 2,305 Web sites blocked per day (an increase of 9.7 percent since...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 07 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

November sees a four-fold increase in the number of daily targeted attacks since January; lowest global spam rate for three years, but Russian spammers continue to innovate in disguising their messages.

The November edition of the Symantec Intelligence report combines the best research and analysis from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam & Phishing Report. It provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. The data used to compile the analysis for this combined report includes data from October and November 2011.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 70.5 percent (a decrease of 3.7 percentage points since October 2011): page 13
  • Phishing – One in 302.0 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.04 percentage points since...