Spam, Worms and Viruses! Managing Malicious E-Mail
The rising tides of unsolicited commercial e-mail – spam – and e-mail-borne security risks, such as viruses and worms, not only pose special challenges for enterprises, but also add significant costs. Ray Everett-Church, privacy consultant and author, explains how spam affects your organization and discusses tools and techniques you can use to reduce this threat. In an interview, Karl Barth, E-mail Administrator, Office of Information Resources and Technology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, describes how the university employed new solutions to combat the crippling volumes of e-mail it was receiving. Everett-Church discusses the history of spam, explains how spammers operate, and shows what spam costs your company. He points out why spam is so difficult to stop, and then describes the first generation of anti-spam solutions and their overall effectiveness. Everett-Church examines the next wave of solutions and explains how they can help IT departments reduce costs. Finally, he describes the technologies that are your best bet to solve your spam problem.