Australian Information Security Management Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


Originally published in the Proceedings of 4th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 5th December, 2006


It is a well known fact that while Email is a valuable tool to any business that it has also become the main cause in the distribution of viruses, worms and other malware. Further to this is the real threat of spyware that can affect performance on computers, phishing schemes that can cheat employees into giving up valuable information, such as passwords, using social engineering and the timeconsuming and costly effect of spam to a corporate network. This paper will analyse and show the effect of a successful implementation of Email filtering software in a large corporation, together with some of the major findings discovered so far.