How to protect yourself from the new ‘garland’ malware
The military has issued new guidelines for dealing with the growth of new malware targeting military personnel.
The Department of Defense is using the malware as a wakeup call for other organizations to take extra precautions, such as creating security protocols for their personnel.
In a statement, it said that the new guidelines include “several new and innovative techniques to protect against the emergence of the malicious code” that is making it harder for the military to perform critical functions.
“These methods include:Establishing procedures to limit the access of unauthorized persons to certain computer systems, computers, or networks, as well as controlling access to these systems and networks by using firewalls and other technological measures, and using physical barriers,” the statement said.
Additionally, the Department of the Army will continue to work with the Department, the Army’s Operational Command and Control, the Marine Corps and the Navy to improve their procedures for identifying and mitigating malicious activity and to ensure their continued ability to perform their mission.”