Information costs businesses worldwide US$1.1 trillion annually, according to Symantec Corp’s 2012 State of Information Survey, its first-ever such survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property and to financial transactions, organizations possess massive amounts of information that not only enables them to be competitive and efficient, but also stay in business.
The June 2012 Symantec Intelligence Report shows that 36% of all targeted attacks (58 per day) in the last six months were directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, compared with 18% at the end of December 2011.
A recent Symantec survey on corporate Instant Messaging use found that IM poses significant risk to organizations -- approximately 60% of respondents use IM to communicate with contacts outside the organization and 43% use it to share content not related to work. A further 29% reported using IM to send information they would not want their boss to know about.
Symantec has appointed Jardine OneSolution (2001) Sdn Bhd (JOS) as its new distributor in Malaysia.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises in Malaysia continue to be unprepared for natural disasters despite being highly exposed to such events that will likely disrupt their businesses, according to a new study.
For two years, Malaysia has had a Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) gazetted in its laws but unbeknownst to many, the Act comes into force in June 2012. So what exactly does the PDPA cover and how does it protect netizens and people in general?
Symantec Security Response said it has spotted a 419 scam message offering a "FACEBOOK (IPO) SUBSCRIPTION PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL.” This scam claims to be sent from a finance firm with offices in multiple locations worldwide. The exact nature of the scam is unclear, however.