The malware threat

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Dermot Hayden, sales manager, Sophos Ireland

Probably the most prevalent digital threats of the moment, malware and ransomware are increasingly on the agenda for companies serious about protecting their IT networks, writes Alex Meehan

In theory, preventing malware from getting its claws into a company network is relatively simple. Good anti-virus software, a strong firewall and regularly patched systems will keep all but the most virulent infestations of malware at bay.

Except in the real world, that’s not enough because when people come into the picture they start to act in ways that leave networks exposed. They click links in unsolicited emails and open attachments they didn’t ask for,...

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