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I manage the Computer Incident Response Team for a relatively small government agency with approximately 8500 users spread out across the US.
Virus and malware issues are a constant threat. Patching and up-to-date anti-virus signatures only get you so far in this day and age. Unfortunately for anyone who owns a business, runs a computer network, surfs the internet, or uses a computer to do anything other than play Solitaire, the protection we are offered from present-day anti-virus tools is almost nonexistent.
In a time of shrinking profits for the Symantecs, McAfees, and Trend Micros of the world, the number of viruses and malware are increasing at a pace and sophistication never before seen. The question I have been wondering for years is how do they allocate resources to keep up with the exponential upward trend when their earnings are stagnant or in decline?
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