04-08-2009 08:12 PM CET - IT, New Media & Software
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Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

Press release from: ProtectStar, Inc.
Miami, FL, USA, April 8, 2009 – ProtectStar™ Inc., an independent and globally operating company for IT and communication security, plans to conduct an internal study aimed at answering the question: Is the fight against cybercrime already a lost cause?

The cybercrime situation is worsening virtually every day as enterprises, government organizations and computer users seek to keep up with the various threats in cyberspace. This has prompted ProtectStar™ Inc., in cooperation with ProtectStar™ Research and ProtectStar™ Test Lab, to address this issue in the coming months by analyzing and evaluating the IT security products of over 40 vendors.

The study aims to shed light on current and future cyberthreats, as well as protective measures against them such as virus scanners, firewalls, proactive protective mechanisms, and intrusion prevention, to name but a few.
The study will mainly focus on the methods used by modern IT security products such as malware scanners and proactive protective mechanisms to deal with professional malware.

“The IT security industry is the only sector that has the capacity to protect itself and others against criminal activities in the cyber-underground. Moreover, wide-ranging observations have shown that there is a clear need for action to an extent that has yet to be determined,” notes ProtectStar™ CEO Christopher Bohn.

It is essential that the answer to the question posed by the study – i.e. has the information technology industry already lost the war against cybercrime? – be a resounding no, because otherwise there will be no stopping cyber-crime.

Once the study results have been released, they will be posted at www.protectstar.com.

ProtectStar™, Inc. is an independent, internationally active IT and communications security specialist based in Miami, USA; its main activities encompass IT security, IT consultations and other IT-related services.

The ProtectStar™ AWARD helped ProtectStar™ TestLab reach its international acclaim. The TestLab continuously runs intensive security tests on products from brand-name manufacturers. Known for their specialised information content, these thorough test reports make an impact at international trade fairs, road shows and in specialist magazines.

ProtectStar™ was the first IT security company to test and evaluate mobile consumer electronics devices such as PDAs, mobile phones and smartphones for security risks.
In 2005, ProtectStar™ established its Intelligent Quality Management and Marketing (IQMM) Department in London to increase its own value-added services. IQMM subjects IT security solutions currently on the market and those just launched using innovative quality and test cycles in a highly effective sense-and-respond system.

The ProtectStar™ Group has addressed social disadvantage and education shortfalls – also in IT and information security – with the ProtectStar™ Foundation NPO and Pixels4Help online aid project founded in 2006.
Established in 2007, ProtectStar™ Research works on developing efficient encryption and deletion algorithms.

Nigel Donahue-Wolters
PR Manager
CorporatePR@protectstar.com

ProtectStar, Inc.
Press Center
444 Brickell Avenue
Suite 51103
Miami, FL 33131
USA

Phone: +1 888 218 4123
Fax : +1 888 218 8505


ProtectStar, Inc.
Press Center
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33-35 Daws Lane
London NW7 4SD
UK

Phone: +44 20 8906 6651
Fax : +44 20 8906 6611

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