2009 has been a notable year for malware and malicious online activity for a number of reasons and several of them relate to what is known as botnets. A zombie, or a bot, is a PC infected by malware that brings it under the remote control of a criminal. Criminals run networks that can range…Read More
VP, Security Research
- Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, contributing to product development and marketing plans. Recognized as an industry thought leader and analyst, Rik is regularly quoted by the press on issues surrounding information security, cybercrime and technology futures by trade, national and international media. Follow Rik on Twitter.
When your servers are in the cloud, then your own perimeter provides no protection, the security is often “lowest common denominator security” which undermines both confidence and compliance. Co-location of virtual instances and data with that of strangers, competitors and possibly even malicious actors (we have already seen criminal activity being hosted in Amazon’s EC2…Read More