Anti Virus Systems and ISO 27001
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It is quite noticeable that the number of detected viruses and
malware has gone through the roof recently. It is a sad fact
that as times get harder the number and ferocity of attacks on our
computer systems increases.
Most people, fortunately have anti-virus and ant malware on
their systems, however not all these are kept up-to-date; if they are
not updated with the latest signature data they could be worse than
One startling bit of information came my way this week, ‘a
computer system connected to the internet will become infected with
viruses and malware in as little as twenty minutes’; some put it at
less than that.
We tend to concentrate on PC’s rather than Macs and it was
thought that the MAC was better protected than the PC, but we are lead
to believe that modern virus and Malware attacks MAC's as well.
One clever virus found and blocked on one of our systems had
the ability to turn off the anti virus system; fortunately it was
detected and quarantined before it could infect our systems.
This is in part due to our antivirus software which alerts as soon as a
hint of infection is sensed and our two level stage firewalls.
Here at Quality Matters we are always on guard against these
threats and our antivirus updates automatically each day.
We help organisations put in ISO27001 systems (Information
Security Management) which protect their data from unauthorised access
The three letters (CIA) mentioned in 27001 put it
C Confidential – keep data safe from others
I Integrity – ensure that data remains
A Availability – ensure that data is
available when needed
Labels: ISO27001 Information Security,anti virus,computer
About the Author
FIBC, MISSA, ACQI is a director of Quality Matters Limited an
established independent management consultancy based in Essex, UK which
specialises in ISO27001 Information Security
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2011-03-07 17:21:37 in Computer Articles