As the Conficker worm has evidenced, with an estimated 10 million systems infected, the problem of criminally motivated malware infiltration and computer compromise is highly pervasive. The billion-dollar cyber crime economy is relatively under-policed. As a result, cyber criminals have become very aggressive in pushing the malware technology envelope. The latest exploits render traditional security solutions ineffective as cyber criminals capitalize on newly discovered vulnerabilities and leverage mainstream applications such as the Internet.

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