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Securing Africa - 2009-2010
 

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Presentation for the opening of Kaspersky's Office in South Africa.

Presentation for the opening of Kaspersky's Office in South Africa.

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    Securing Africa - 2009-2010 Securing Africa - 2009-2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level Securing Africa – Fourth level - get prepared for the future to come - » Fifth level Costin G. Raiu Chief Security Expert, Kaspersky Lab EEMEA craiu@kaspersky.ro
    • Today’s agenda Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles • The Threat Landscape: 2009 – Second level • The sidelevel • Third effects of increased bandwidth – Fourth level » Fifth level • 2010 – prevention is better than the cure • simple mitigation steps for safer computing
    • Kaspersky Lab: number of signatures Click to edit Master title style 1600000 • Click to edit Master text styles 1400000 New threats per day: 30,000 – Second level 1200000 • Third level More than 3,500 new signatures/day 1000000 – Fourth level November 2009: +3 mil » Fifth level 800000 600000 400000 200000 0 Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
    • Internet threats – infected legitimate websites Click to edit Master title style 2,000 • Click to edit Master text styles 1,800 15,000% 1,600 – Second level growth vs 2006 1,400 • Third level 1,200 – Fourth level 1,000 » Fifth level 800 600 400 200 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 Infected legitimate websites out of a pool of 300K Source: Kaspersky Lab Analytical article http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=204792089
    • “En masse” infections Click to edit Master title style Gumblar, 9-Ball: • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level
    • Click tofiber optic connections Faster edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles Seacom – Second level ConnectsThird level • a large part of AfricaFourth level – with: – India » Fifth level – UK, France – UAE, Egypt Image source: mybroadband.co.za
    • Seacom - Click to edit Master title style effects • Click to edit Master text styles + – Second level - Cheaper internet • Third level P2P networks access for allFourth level – file sharing Faster internet Fifth level » Pirate software connections Internet attacks Online commerce Image source: Seacom HQ c/o Linda Carter
    • Click to social engineering attacks 2010 – edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level
    • Click to social engineering attacks 2010 – edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level
    • Mitigation steps Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master is better Prevention text styles than cure! • Install and levelan Internet Security Suite – Second run • Third level • Don’t assumelevel – Fourth a website is safe because it is high profile » Fifth level • Use an up-to-date, modern browser: IE8, FF 3.x, Chrome, Opera 10 • Keep Windows up-to-date • Always run the latest versions of Adobe Reader, Flash Player, MS Word, etc… • Be wary of messages from social networks
    • Click to edit Master title style • Click to edit Master text styles – Second level The future is coming – be prepared! • Third level – Fourth level » Fifth level Thank you!