Date Added: Jan 2012
Network Security Policies are essential elements in Internet Security. Network security perimeter devices such as Firewalls, IPSec and IDS/IPS devices operate based on locally configured policies. Malware-related data breaches have reached pandemic proportions as criminals discover that Internet Crime is easy to commit, highly lucrative and largely under-policed. With a few hundred dollars, a cyber criminal can begin a career of breaking into computers to steal identity and confidential data for the sale to the highest bidder. This paper will cover current and emerging trends of stealth malware, such as moving primarily to the Web since most organizations allow Web traffic into the network.