How do your prevent your staffers’ PCs and laptops from being corrupted by malware on Web sites they need to visit to do their jobs?
That’s a major problem facing organizations. Many infections are discovered on “legitimate” Web sites.
Luckily, a little knowledge can go a long way toward protecting your firm against a potentially expensive hit.
Here are two major reason why businesses get hit, as well as ways to avoid exposures:
- Site ads are polluted. While most ads on a Web site (especially reputable sites) are legit, some are loaded with malware — particularly ads with Flash animation. To prevent this, tell employees to only click on ads from organizations that already have a business relationship with your company.
- SQL injection attacks. It happens all the time: An employee fills out an online form for a free white paper or E-newsletter. But if there’s a weakness in the site’s coding and an e-mail adress isn’t secure, hackers can get into your company’s server — and cause all types of damage. To safeguard your company server, it may be worthwhile have people use free e-mail accounts (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.) when filling out online forms.