[Esd-l] Justifying use of Sanitizer to upper level management
mmcnamara at emed.com
Tue Jun 25 11:10:02 PDT 2002
Here are some additional resources we are using to justify the use of
the Procmail Sanitizer:
The May 2002 issue of Information Security Magazine's cover story is
titled "Cyber-Menace: A six-part Information Security Special Report on
the growing virus problem--and what to do about it".
Highlights from the articles:
"The survey group of 300 organizations experienced nearly 1.2 million
virus encounters on about 650,000 machines during the 20-month survey
period. In the last two months of the 2001 survey, companies averaged
103 virus infections per 1,000 machines per month, up 13 percent from
the 2000 survey"
"Given the increase in incidents, it's not surprising that the majority
of survey respondents said the virus problem is getting worse. One-third
of companies (32 percent) said the problem was "much worse," while 40
percent said it was "somewhat worse." Only 2 percent said it was better."
"Nearly three out of four respondents said viruses caused PC downtime
and a loss of personnel and machine productivity. More than half said
viruses corrupted their files, while a third said they lost data as a
Rise in viruses within emails outpacing growth of email
The Untold Cost of Viruses: Corporate Credibility
Be Ready to Repel Viruses, Old and New
Internet to a Crawl: Virus Affects PCs, Tricks Servers and Offers
Infected Websites for Downloads
I'd also like to know what other arguments anyone has successfully, or
Matt McNamara, CISSP
eMed Technologies Corp.
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