National Webcast Initiative - Adware/Spyware: How to Protect Yourself from Today's Most Dangerous Spyware Threats

February 9, 2005 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Presenter: Roger Thompson, Director, Malicious Content Research, Computer Associates

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The session was recorded and is available for viewing at the following site: http://www.msisac.org/webcast/02_05/ (External Link)

If you have any questions, please contact isac@cscic.state.ny.us

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, nine out of 10 PCs connected to the Internet are infected with spyware. 92% of corporate IT managers at companies with more than 100 employees claim they have a "major" spyware problem (Web@Work Study).

If you've surfed the 'Net,' you may have encountered adware and spyware, and know how annoying they can be. What you may not know is how seriously they can impact your system.

There are spyware/adware programs that are so dangerous they can open a backdoor to your confidential information, consume massive amounts of CPU capacity and memory, clog your network and destroy your data. PCs affected by these programs slow to a crawl, impacting productivity and operations. Even worse, frustrated users may flood your organization's help desk with calls, increasing costs and preventing you from focusing on strategic IT initiatives.