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I'm not sure if this is self-serving, real or both, but Slavik Markovich, the CTO of Sentrigo, claims that in tough economic times, your computer defenses need to be extra-strong.

That's because layoffs mean more angry ex-workers (or angry new hackers), and that folks that have jobs might be looking for ways to make a buck or two by stealing company data, says Markovich. IT workers may even sabotage the network to show how necessary IT jobs are. Interesting theory.

What do you make of this? Send your malware and keylogger-free e-mails to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/29/2008 at 1:15 PM


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