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Security Experts Urge Shifting from Defense to Offense in Cybersecurity

A report, released today by McAfee, Inc., titled “Security Takes the Offensive,” says that traditionally, security technology companies and computer users have taken a defensive posture, putting the cyber equivalent of body armor on computers, networks and in the cloud. The report’s authors say it is now time to avoid enemy strikes altogether by taking a more aggressive stance, aligning forces and involving law enforcement.

The report also suggests that a “major component for combating spam lies in the hands of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), as it accredits the registrants that sell the domains which cybercriminals use to host malicious sites.” ICANN should take a stronger stance against cybercrime, says the report.

In 2009, the .com domain surpassed .info as the riskiest source of red- or yellow-rated sites among generic TLDs. The weighted risk ratio reflects the prevalence of .com sites, which far outnumber .info sites. Source: McAfee Security Journal

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