It's easy to get worked up and lost in a tangle of security bulletins. But it only takes a 'bird's eye view' of the problem, and a few easy steps, for admins to greatly diminish the risk to their networks.
Stopping spyware is usually just an easy (and mostly free) download away. Even ISPs are getting into the act by helping their users banish the intrusive code. But where do admins turn when they want to provide the same protection for their networks?
Best Buy, Symantec, Citibank, eBay... What do these companies have in common? Scammers are banking on their good name to trick users into coughing up valuable information. Protect yourself and your staff.
Unlike their deskbound cousins, portables regularly venture outside of the safe confines of your network. You may not be able to control where they go, but you definitely have some say in what hitches a ride back with them.
Roaming workers don't want to hunt for jacks and all of upper management wants to sip espressos at the coffee shop while catching up on e-mails. Make sure you're ready when Wi-Fi makes a play for your corporate network.