Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Guidance Consulting Looks to the Future of IT Vulnerability Attacks with a New Vulnerability Management Program

According to the experts at specialty IT consulting and network provider company Guidance Consulting, one of the most difficult aspects of infrastructure and network security is the fast pace of vulnerability attacks. Up to 100 new, real-threat viruses are spread each month, and those that are email viruses tend to peak after just eight hours of being released. For companies like Guidance Consulting, these numbers represent challenges that must be addressed on a daily basis.

Not only is it important to create vulnerability protection that prevents attacks from known sources, but protection against the unknown is equally important in today's computer-based business climate. This is a challenge for even the most technologically-advanced companies, since knowing where the damages are going to occur next can be costly, time-intensive, and oftentimes, incorrect.

Fortunately, companies like Guidance Consulting take the guesswork out of these types of problems. In fact, it is their job to keep businesses away from the dangers and prepared for the next wave of attacks.

For the immediate future, vulnerability attacks are expected to be more about multi-wave attack methods. "These types of viruses are the worst kinds," says Ronald Gottilla, senior consultant at Guidance Consulting. "They are built to change after just days or even hours of their initial release." For most companies and computer users, this means that vulnerability protection methods don't have a chance. As soon as a spyware program is updated to catch the newest virus, the virus changes its signature, which gives it a chance to re-infect computer systems and spread throughout the Internet.

"This focus on multi-wave attacks is part of a growing trend," Gottilla adds. "The truth is, viruses alone count for billions of dollars in lost productivity and equipment every year. Most business can't afford to be vulnerable to these types of attacks."

The multi-wave attack trend could change at any time, too. Gottilla and his associates recommend regular updates and a strong IT partner to prevent and prepare for whatever the malicious virus creators have in mind next.

About Guidance Consulting

Guidance Consulting is a technology solutions firm offering a range of services related to technology, infrastructure development, and general information technology consulting.

For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting employment and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.

For more information on making Guidance Consulting a part of your company's IT support team, visit their website at

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