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New anti-malware strategies to be unveiled

Ross O. Storey | March 30, 2011
Key Singapore digital security forum to highlight protection against black hat attacks.

Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia Editor Teng Fang Yih who will be presenting at the Computerworld Security 2011 Summit.

SINGAPORE, 30 MARCH 2011 - Key strategies to combat the current unprecedented flood of malware that is attempting to steal business-sensitive information, will be unveiled next week, at one of Singapore's biggest digital security summits.

The Computerworld Security 2011 Summit, to be held on Friday, 8 April 2011 at Singapore's Raffles Convention Centre, will be attended by hundreds of digital security experts and end users.

The Summit comes after recent research by MIS Asia magazine found that information security and risk management, was the number three technology category for extra budget spending by senior IT executives in 2011, after virtualisation and business Intelligence.

Fairfax Business Media (FBM) managing editor, Ross O. Storey, said that expert speakers at the Summit, organized by Computerworld Singapore magazine, which is published by FBM, will analyze the current malware threat trends.

Independent presenters will also outline good security risk management programs relating to the increasingly important issues of governance, risk, and compliance.

Protection against threats

Storey said that, armed with readily available malware generation and attack toolkits, malicious 'black hat' elements are now creating malware in such volumes that traditional technologies are straining to keep up defenses.

"The increased usage of social networks, cloud computing and virtualised IT infrastructures, individuals and businesses are facing ever increasing risks from exploits and loss of information," Storey said.

"Delegates at the Summit will be presented with strategies that individuals and businesses can adopt to better protect themselves against threats," Storey said. "They will also examine the implications that new protection technologies will likely have on the future growth and sophistication of malware.

"Information and strategies to be canvassed at this key Summit will be vital information for today's senior IT executives and, as in past security events, we anticipate a strong attendance."

Only qualified senior IT executives can attend the forum and they can register here:

http://www.computerworld.com.sg/microsites/cws/securityforum2011/registration.html

Summit sponsors include Symantec, Check Point, Fortinet, Blue Coat, CITIC Telecom CPC, Kaspersky, Astard, M86 Security and Transition Systems.

 

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