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Winnebago County IT Cyber Security

12/9/2016 5:21:00 PM

Symantec Endpoint Protection is currently used for server and desktop security. In the last ten years, anti-malware has been upgraded four times to the latest and most robust protection suite.

In the 4th quarter of 2015, WinCo DoIT and Gus Gentner procured and deployed an additional layer of next generation perimeter security in the format of what is known as the FireEye. Combined with the advanced protection from Spam filtering and Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), WinCo DoIT has enhanced perimeter security using a diverse and comprehensive methodology.

From the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States, the least expensive attack to resolve is malware with an estimated $1,232 per incident financial cost and 2.1 days per incident time cost. This estimate does not include any costs associated with stolen data. Within 4 minutes of install, the FireEye identified a PC on our network with Vawtrak on it. Vawtrak is malware designed to gain access to bank accounts accessed by the victim. Since the FireEye was installed in December of 2015, 110 billion network packets have been inspected. 190 incidents have been prevented for a minimum cost avoidance of $234K and a minimum avoidance of 399 labor days consumed by remediations.

 2012 Cost of Cyber - Crime Study:United States. HP Enterprise Security, Oct. 2012. Web. Independently conducted by Ponemon Institute LLC

The Value of “FireEye” and Perimeter Security

  • Within 4 minutes of deployment, discovered a PC with bank account phishing software on board.
  • 190 incidents avoided
    • 2.1 (days) x 190 = 399 days
    • $1232 x 190 = $234,080
  • 110 billion network packets read since deployment

SPAM statistics for the last 24 hours

as of 11/07/2016

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