Security Report for Barringtonsports.com
: Northgame Ltd – Barrington Sports
: Adam Bullock – Security Adviser
: 06 March 2009 You have recently employed me to do a risk assessment of potentialsecurity threats that you could experience and to notify you of anyways in which you can prevent the security problems frombecoming a problem within you company.
There are many individual risks and they along with an explanationare listed below;
Potential Problems – Explanations, Examples & SolutionsViruses
A computer virus is much like a virus that a human gets. A humanvirus makes its way into the body, normally undetected and isdesigned to cause harm. A computer virus is much the same – itnormally gets in undetected and is designed to cause harm, usuallyto corrupt, delete or multiply data.Viruses can get onto your machine via numerous different methods;CD, DVD, floppy disk, internet, network or removable storage. Theviruses can get onto those many mediums without the user knowing– just by the user visiting a website, the virus can download itself tothe storage device without anyone knowing about it. The solution to computer viruses is simple – by an antivirusprogramme. They provide you with real time protection fromviruses. For example, McAfee, Norton, Sophos – all these antivirusprogrammes are available over and internet but cost, normally ayearly or monthly subscription. You can get free antivirusprogrammes that have shown up in tests to be just as good or evenbetter in some cases than the ones you pay for! Some of these are;AVG, Avast, Clam.If you run an active domain computer network it is advisable topurchase a network edition of your chosen antivirus software – thisAdam Bullock – Security AdvisorPage| 1