Sophos's Carole Theriault interviews web security expert Richard
Sophos, a world leader in IT security and control, today
announced that it has published a new podcast discussing
the growth in web-based threats.
In the podcast, web security expert Richard Baldry is
interviewed by Carole Theriault about why criminals have switched
their mode of attack from email-borne threats to web-based attacks,
and explains what type of methods are being employed in order to
lure victims into visiting infected webpages.
As web threats become more prevalent, organizations need to
consider the measures available to better protect their websites,
in order to avoid costly repercussions.
"With the web now hosting an unprecedented number of threats,
internet users need to understand how easy it is for criminals to
infect machines and steal information or money," said Carole Theriault, host of
the Sophos podcast. "The worrying trend is that more high-profile,
legitimate sites are being infected - so whitelisting and blocking
websites based on category is no longer a secure defence. Richard
advises owners of websites what they should be doing to secure
their servers and dispels misconceptions about secure HTTP
connections - well worth a listen."
All Sophos podcasts are available for download at www.sophos.com/podcasts. Previous podcasts have
covered topics such as image spam, phishing, Microsoft Windows
Vista, corporate security policies, network access control, and