William Plante, ASP director for Symantec Corporation, and Robert Alberti, CISSP, president of Sanction, Inc. provide five strategies, which you can use to protect your assets from spam.
While legislation is one way to prevent spam from spreading, Robert Alberti, president of Sanction, Inc., recommends using technology such as firewalls, spam filters and virus protection to help prevent and detect fraud.
also recommends using the task force to help end users become more knowledgeable about spam.
says, "E-mail was originally designed like an actual post office.
Nothing prevents people from walking into a post office and sending out however many letters they like, but postage is expensive and strict rules regulate postal fraud.
On the Internet, the postage cost is effectively zero; and there's not much regulation, so almost anyone can mail anything she
Until stronger rules are put in place, e-mail 'post offices' must be secured by each business or they will be used by spammers.
There are things everyone can do to further prevent the spread of spam.
gives the following tips for using technology to help in the fight against spam.
"Reliable anti-spam and virus protection is probably the best value software purchase you can make," says Alberti
, "The amount saved by preventing productivity loss is immense compared to the cost of the software."
Robert Alberti, CISSP is the president of Sanction Inc., a team of highly-skilled business and technical experts who provide strategic, tactical, and operational guidance for all levels of an organization.
team keeps operations safer, more secure and working efficiently.
is writing a book about protecting the bottom line with business-driven security practices.