Twitter Chat on the Internet Security Threat Report

The Internet is now a veritable minefield of malware, and it’s becoming more and more difficult to navigate. Every year, hundreds of millions of new threats appear and cybercriminals are constantly changing tactics hoping to catch users off-guard.

On Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. PST, join me and Marc Fossi for a live Twitter discussion on the latest Internet Security Threat Report. We will discuss the report and answer your questions using the #SecChat hash tag.

This year’s report notes that Symantec detected more than 286 million new threats in 2010. This number grows every year, and in 2011, some of these threats will be pointed toward you. Many companies found that to be the case last year. The ISTR covers the trends and tricks used in targeted and massive attacks by cybercriminals. Among the trends from the report to be discussed will be the proliferation of attack kits - pre-written malicious code that purchasers can use to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet browsers and operating systems, the exploitation of social networks and URL shortening services to social engineer attacks, and the increase in Zero-day vulnerabilities in 2010.

The ISTR reports that there was a 42% increase in vulnerabilities on mobile OS platforms in 2010. This shows that the conditions are ripe for a break out in mobile threats. We'll talk about what we've seen and what we expect.

We also want to hear from you on what challenges you are facing each day and how you deal with the current threat landscape.

We hope you will join us for the Twitter discussion. You can participate in the discussion by following the #SecChat hash tag on Twitter.