Botnets employ huge armies of computing devices taken over against the will of their owners. Often, machines are impressed into these recalcitrant armies through Trojans and worm infections. Precise figures are difficult to come by in this shadowy world, but botnets such as Storm, Mega-D and Celebrity reach legendary proportions. They are used for various purposes, none of them very pleasant, and are segmented and rented out by their owners. Botnets generally are run by organized gangs.


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Know Your Network to Defend Your Network

Sugiarto Koh is regional director for Sourcefire, a security vendor specializing in network security solutions that spans a broad spectrum of organizations, including finance, defense, health care and the IT sector.

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Security Staffs: BYOD Is Here to Stay, Deal with It Proactively

The emergence of BYOD is perhaps the most important trend in IT management of the past decade. AlgoSec CTO Avishai Wool said that IT’s first step toward security in this challenge environment is proactively accepting that the changes are here to stay. He told IT Business Edge blogger Carl Weinschenk that current and future technology will make BYOD a safe way to do business — if they are utilized.

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HIPS, HIPS, Hooray!

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Brian O'Higgins, CTO for Third Brigade.   Weinschenk: How is malware changing?O'Higgins: Malware continues to evolve. The computer security business is different than More >

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