According to Blue Coat Systems, some web domains (also called neighborhoods) are known for their malicious behaviors. So what can businesses do to prevent being scammed by one of those living in these shady neighborhoods? The easiest thing to do is to make employees aware of the worst domains and to avoid them at all costs. In fact, they should be blocked altogether from the company network. Also, users should be sure to practice safe clicking.
As Dr. Hugh Thompson, CTO for Blue Coat Systems, said:
"The increase in Shady TLDs as revealed by Blue Coat's analysis is in turn providing increased opportunity for the bad guys to partake in malicious activity. In order to build a better security posture, knowledge about which sites are the most suspicious, and how to avoid them, is essential for consumers and businesses alike."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.