Posted by RM on 16 July 2012 10:53 PM
Here in Websense's own backyard, the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con has just folded up its superhero cape after four days of workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, and collectible exhibits. Beginning in 1970 with a one-day event and 145 attendees, Comic-Con now caps attendance at about 130,000 and brings in about $162.8 million to our local economy.
Judging by some of the costumed attendees we spotted downtown over the weekend (at least we hope that's what they were), zombies are an increasingly popular theme. As we observed the undead shuffling around near the Convention Center in search of human brains, we couldn't help but reflect on some obvious parallels between the zombie apocalypse and the security threats we face down every day here at Websense.
Night of the Living Bots! Compromised hosts as digital zombies!
Think about it:
Coincidence? We think not.
Fortunately, the world has been dealing with the zombie threat long enough to have established some Best Practices from the movie "Zombieland" to help survive an attack. These also have parallels in the security arena.
Beyond the established and internationally-recognized canon of zombie fighting rules, we've added a few new wrinkles. Bona fide professional zombie hunters Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock are available through Websense CSI to help you determine if you are under a zombie attack, and more important, to help you fight back and survive. ThreatScope, our very own version of Pacific Playland, lures the zombies out to play and reveals their true flesh-eating colors. Check out a sample report that helped avert a zombie apocalypse!
Another essential rule is "Get a ...gnarly... partner," and nobody fills that bill better than Websense.
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