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securityaffairs,
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5/12/2014 | 5:33:28 PM
Re: Reality Check:
Hi Marilyn, I consider these data alarming. I'm not focused on the numbers, but on the problems they describe. We have enterprises that lack of patch management and employees that ignore security best practices... in this condition figures like the ones presented are realistic. 
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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5/12/2014 | 3:30:55 PM
Reality Check:
"Some organizations aren't using built-in security features or best-practices." If the survey data is to be believed, the assertion that one quarter of enterpriises don't have a desktop firewall enables and more than half enable bluetooth, it's suprisisig that there aren't more bots born ever day.  

Do these numbers seem realistic?
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5/12/2014 | 3:28:32 AM
Re: Bot Born every 24 Hours
The report is very interesting and once again shows the ineffectiveness of the response to the threat of yet many companies. Lack of efficient Patch management, wrong habits and failure to detect new malware are root causes.

Let me highligh this statements that is essential to better understand the report and its insights:

 

It is important to distinguish between unknown malware and what are often referred to as "zeroday" exploits. Zero-day malware exploits a previously unknown and unreported vulnerability for which there is no patch.Unknown malware refers to malicious code that exploits a known vulnerability or weakness, but cannot be detected at the time of its discovery even by up-to-date antivirus, anti-bot or Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions. The window of effectiveness for an unknown malware is often only 2–3 days, because its existence in the wild gives antivirus vendors time to detect it on their global networks and build signatures for it.
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Randy Naramore,
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5/8/2014 | 3:49:17 PM
Bot Born every 24 Hours
Looks like we may need to go to the wyse devices and do away with the pc's, just kidding, but there does need to be some thing done to prevent this activity from happening. If you were to lockdown the pc's to the extent that they are not a threat then are essentially bricks..


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