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Protective or Pro-Active?
« on: 17. March 2009., 05:18:21 »
Anti-virus, Anti-malware, Antis-pyware, Firewalls? Are we secured enough? With these tools we are Protected!

In a way, YES.  But we still get infected, our system is still vulnerable!  :o

Its obvious we do get rid of viruses or malware with the use of these softwares (only if it gets updated). Those only to the last updated virus defined with regards. Still a 100% chance we still get infected with newly undefined virus.

Viruses, Malware, Spyware - we get these things everytime we get connected in the internet. As a remedy, we seek for patches, updates and others. We even install new malware and/or new anti-virus software and firewall.

Pro-active is different. In this case, we get to act in advance anticipating problems rather than reacting to the situation after occurrence of a problem.

What's the point?

Please feel free to post your opinion...  "Are you Protective or Pro-active?"
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Re: Protective or Pro-Active?
« Reply #1 on: 17. March 2009., 08:21:56 »
Definitely Pro-active! :police:

SCforum is one kind of Pro-active activity/defense, since you have opportunity to have news about latest security threats, alerts... and prepare your systems etc.

For example Conficker:,2470.0.html
We provide news about protection methods and new variants that we expect to start at 01.04. so we all prepare networks and systems for that date and will keep them on eye more carefully...  ;)

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Re: Protective or Pro-Active?
« Reply #2 on: 20. March 2009., 02:13:14 »
well the approach taken will very much depends on how deep your interdependency with internet and computer. big business who use e -business model might use proactive approach to safeguard their massive investment on their architecture. however the old yet still pervasive brick-and-mortar business might don't even care.

i've met a control freak techpert who explain that you should think the security before applying the framework. a proactive approach might suggests that you might have foolproof system but at the expense of redoing everything start at the beginning.

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