Network security remains an important element of IT/convergence training, as this article from Infosecurity magazine’s website proves. The United States is now the world leader (a whopping 44%) in hosting malware, according to a report by Solutionary. Part of the reason seems to be the boom of domestic cloud providers like Google and Amazon which provides malware distributors a faster and cheaper environment from which to do their damage. The cloud also allows them to skirt geographic blocking “by hiding behind the reputations of major hosting providers such as Amazon, GoDaddy and Google.”
Read the whole article on the Infosecurity website.
FYI, Cisco defines malware as “software that is specifically designed to damage, disrupt, steal, or in general inflict some other “bad” or illegitimate action on data, hosts, or networks.” Viruses, worms, and bots are all considered part of this larger “malware” group.