The Internet Threat Environment - who wants to infect your computer and why

Date:
Tuesday 15 November 2011, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Light refreshments available from 7.00pm)

Venue:
Training Centre, Elwes Building, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Cost:
Free and open to all. No booking required.

Speaker:
Martin Lee, Senior Software Engineer, Message Labs (Symantec)

Description:

Spam now accounts for 75% of all email traffic. The money made from peddling cheap pills on the Internet advertised through spam, is invested in the development of new strains of malware in order to infect more computers to send more spam and to facilitate further criminal acts. However, it is not only criminal gangs who want to gain access to the contents of your hard drive. In this presentation, the current threat environment, how bad guys exploit poor security and what you can do to ensure that you are protected.