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root kits, Phishing, Bot networks, Trojans, the bad guys

By zlitocook ·
I was reading on line at and this week is all about security.
I thought with Cisco switches and routers configured correctly, filters in place and software and hardware firewall in place we were ok. We also use Websence to block access to down loads and places we don?t want our users to go.

But these articles have me wondering if the whole thing will be enough?
What do you do to protect your data? How much technology and money do you throw at it? What kind of training do you give users and how do you respond to an attack?
I am a new person at a large company that has many convoluted policies and protection but too many people to try to find answers. Like most big companies the people with jobs in computer security are slow to give information. I don?t blame them but I need to know what and how the data is protected. This is a company that is HIPPA compliant and I am responsible for a part of it. So I would like to gleam a little of the security.

What is the best way to protect a network and what do you use to find hidden installed programs?
What is your policy for a user that opens a bad email or goes to a bad website?
Read the articles on eweek first and see if you think your network is protected.

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