I work in a department at a teaching hospital that uses primarily an EMR (electronic medical record). We used to use Novell for networking but have recently migrated to Windows.
Which is fine I guess if it wasnt for the massive outbreak of malware we have been experiencing - tons of backdoor trojans, worms, etc. for example, it is going on two months since the oh-so-wonderful qakbot worm made its first appearance and has been followed by the ircbot...worse thing is, they just keep multiplying oddly enough.
I say oddly enough because we have Symantec Corp. Edition protection that is "somewhat" catching the malware and I.S. which has been more than aware of the problem. My guess is is that they stopped these nasty little bugs from communicating or actually logging anything but im not so sure.
so here is my question up for debate - I.S. is basically stating that although the malware is still being found on all of the computers and consistently replicating itself - that it is BASICALLY HARMLESS.
confused? because i know i am.
whats your opinion on this? I;m interested to know.