Protecting your assets

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The flooring of the Russian stock exchange by malware earlier this year served as a wake-up call for many financial institutions and at the same time brought to mind a recognised computer attack technique: take a system down prior to launching the 'real' attack.

When a malware attack occurs, businesses are typically so anxious to get back online that they will get themselves up and running again with many of their security measures compromised. This period – directly after a first attack - creates an ideal window of opportunity for the 'real' attack to ...

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