A flashlight is most valuable at night - The Romanian experience
by Bitdefender Security Specialists, on 05 March 2014
Asia could take a leaf from Romanian history, after the fall of communism there - the battle of crime and corruption versus democratic free enterprise. Now, there is a global battle between light and dark in IT - between cyber-criminals and secure business. This has recently taken a sinister turn, when governments have engaged in cyber warfare, using shady parties to generate viruses against political rivals. This is escalating the problem, where criminals are deemed ‘patriotic’ and creating sophisticated malware is practiced by both sides. It has raised the idea of offensive defense, i.e. attack the attackers. However, the Internet does not lend itself to such tactics, and passive defense remains the best way forward.
Read the full article written by Florin Talpes, CEO of Bitdefender, for the 2014 Issue of Computer World Asia-Pacific