Cyber-Security PracTICE: Verify Your Anti-Malware Solutions!

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security

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Introduction

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In previous articles WE discussed already about the responsibility that everyone is responsible for a safer and more secure Internet, that the weakest link in the security chain is the human and I provided you also with some great FREE tools to get protected, as well that I gave you advice such as learning to become “Proactive -Thinking“, “Critical-Thinking” and I provided you also a plan on how to learn to get a maximum protection in a week time by applying protection on a step by step guide, as different other important articles… Just check the navigation menu on right hand side to find out, please…

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YOU might say OK, WE did that, BUT: How To be sure that this is working!??? YOU are right, so here WE go to find it out!

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I discovered today through Twitter a very interesting Tweet from http://www.virusbtn.com/blog/2013/06_04.xml which brought me to the following website and where I tried out the below:

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Welcome to the AMTSOFeature Settings Check” for your favorite Anti-Malware solution. With the different checks you can verify if the corresponding feature is configured properly within your Anti-Malware solution.

  1. Test if my protection against the manual download of malware (EICAR.COM) is enabled
  2. Test if my protection against a drive-by download (EICAR.COM) is enabled
  3. Test if my protection against the download of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) is enabled
  4. Test if protection against accessing a Phishing Page is enabled
  5. Test if my cloud protection is enabled

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With these tools YOU could get more confidence about the Cyber-Security tools, BUT don’t forget that a protection of 100% doesn’t exist and that  The Weakest Link In The Security Chain Is The Human!

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Gust MEESGust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Stay tuned for next free courses and tutorials ;)

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