Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crime and the economy

Seems like the prevailing wisdom is that when the economy is in tatters, crime rears up - a negative correlation, if you will. Apparently this is even more true for cybercrime - easier to make a few bucks when folks are scared about their savings, looking for bargains and the always popular, "too-good-to-be-true".

And criminal syndicates are taking advantage of this by providing "help" in ensuring their bank accounts are not in danger, new job opportunities targeting those who might have lost their jobs etc. Just read more of this from

Larger organizations are also not immune from this - what comes in as malware in only part of the threat and unfortunately seems to be the major focus. And folks are still pushing perimeter security and anti-malware as the main protection against this. I think we should be looking beyond - more defense in depth and more protection focused on the data itself.

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