Last week, The
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journalpublished a great cybersecurity piece that's definitely
worth a read. The authors provide detail explanations of common threats such targeted
attacks, botnets, adware, spyware, and more. While the article's information
won't be news to computer security professionals and seasoned network administrators,
it's worth a quick look and could serve as a reference the next time seniormanagement asks you to describe the latest network security threats.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.