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  1. Kaspersky Lab, the leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions is taking on mobile security and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, addressing the benefits and challenges to businesses with its Mobile Security & BYOD For Dummies.   As smartphones and tablets have become the preferred choice for employees to communicate within the organization and without, accessing the Internet, receiving and transmitting confidential business information the risk of security breaches can multiply exponentially especially when the personal devices have minimal security protection.   How can an organization balance its employees' preferences for their own devices with the need to lockdown devices to avoid security issues such as breaches and data leakage?   The guide is part of the ‘For Dummies’ series, an extensive series of instructional and reference books for readers with more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles to date that is known for simplifying even the most complex subjects so that it can be easily grasped.   Written by Georgina Gilmore, Director of Global B2B Customer Marketing, Kaspersky Lab and Peter Beardmore, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab, Mobile Security & BYOD For Dummies consists of six concise and information-packed chapters that encompasses general business benefits and challenges, legal considerations and potential challenges & liabilities, HR implications – contracts, policies and training as well as security and IT challenges and solutions.     The total installed base for smartphones worldwide surpassed 1 billion in the third quarter of 2012, an important milestone for the smartphone industry. By 2017, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to hit 1.5 billion, new data from research firm IHS suggests. By the end of 2013, IHS expects worldwide smartphone shipments to reach nearly 900 million units.   A May 2013 forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker,  tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year.     Market research specialist B2B International found that 34%[1] of the respondents from 5,000 senior IT managers from companies around the world said that their companies did not use dedicated Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. This is alarming as 72%[2] of companies from the survey agreed that BYOD is the future amidst the rampant growth of malware with 200,000 new malicious programs detected by Kaspersky Lab every day.     Mobile Security & BYOD For Dummies is available for free download at http://www.kaspersky.com/business-security/byod-for-dummies  
  2. $649,000 is the average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack, according to the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by B2B International, in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab. Any cyber-attack can cause damages for a company, but how can those damages be quantified in financial terms? In 2013, experts at B2B International calculated the damages stemming from cyber-attacks based on the results of a survey of companies around the world. In order to get the most accurate picture of costs, B2B included only incidents that had occurred in the previous 12 months; the assessment was based on information about losses sustained as a direct result of security incidents. This comprised two main components: Damage resulting from the incident itself – i.e. losses stemming from critical data leakage, business continuity,and the costs associated with engaging incident remediation specialists;  Unplanned ‘response’ costs required to prevent future, similar attacks, including hiring/training staff and hardware, software and other infrastructural updates.  Researchers did not incorporate data about some losses and expenses incurred by a comparatively small number of surveyed companies, such as costs stemming from the need to release a public statement about the incident. Cost structure After crunching the numbers, it appears that the lion’s share of losses are caused by the incident itself — lost opportunities and profits, as well as payments to third-party remediation specialists, average out at $566,000. “Response” expenses for hiring and training staff, as well as updating the hardware and software infrastructure adds an additional average payment of $83,000. Incidentally, damages may vary depending on the region in which the targeted company operates. For example, the largest damages were associated with incidents that involved companies operating in North America — an average of $818,000. The number was only slightly lower in South America at $813,000. Western Europe saw a lower, but still substantial average amount of losses from cyber-attacks, coming in at $627,000. SME costs The costs of a cyber-attack against small and mid-sized enterprises are lower than for large corporations. Nonetheless, considering the smaller size of these companies, the amounts still deal a significant blow. The average loss resulting from IT security incidents for mid-sized companies came in at roughly $50,000, of which approximately $36,000 is accounted for by the incident itself, while the remaining $14,000 comes from other associated expenditures. The largest average losses from cyber-attacks among small and mid-sized businesses were recorded at $96,000 for companies in Asia-Pacific. Second place went to companies in North America,with average losses of $82,000. The lowest losses from cyber-attacks were seen in Russia, at $21,000 on average. The survey also revealed that in some cases the financial losses incurred by small companies are accompanied by other losses amounting to approximately 5% of annual revenues. In one case, a company lost all of its business in a region where it had been successful prior to the incident. Proper protection A key lesson to be drawn from this study is that even the most destructive and expensive attacks could have been prevented. Attacks exploited holes in company security that could have been patched up if only the targeted corporations had used quality IT security solutions and managed IT infrastructure appropriately. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business provides effective protection against all types of cyber threats, includingtargeted attacks. It also enables key controls such as automatic patch management and vulnerability scanning, capable of ensuring regular, consistent updates to corporate endpoints, in addition to the secure integration of mobile devices into the corporate network. Typically, companies that have fallen prey to cyber-attacks only come to understand the importance and value of these solutions after an incident occurs – meaning additional, preventable costs. A simple comparison of the scale of expenses against the costs and damages caused by a cyber-attack shows that, in the overwhelming majority of cases, investment in quality, effective IT security would have been considerably less than the costs incurred following a breach.
  3.  Visit the Ayam Brand™’s exhibition area at the Nutrition Month Malaysia 2013 that will be held from May 3 to 4, 2013 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre Hall 1, from 10 am – 8 pm for an introduction on how to change your eating habits and diet for the better, by just opening a can. Food sampling, tips, quizzes and interactive games for children and adults alike are scheduled to make learning about healthy eating from a can, easy, educational and fun. For more information on activities, please contact us at info@ayambrand.com.my or visit our official Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/AyamBrand.Recipes for more information. 
  4. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000005426 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000005392 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000005392 Kaspersky Lab’s Dynamic Whitelist technology has received the “Approved Whitelisting Service” certificate following independent testing  by the AV-TEST research lab. Integrated into a number of the company’s security solutions, the technology is designed to protect computers with the help of a database of trusted software. Kaspersky Lab is the first vendor to receive the certificate from independent test Lab. The experts at AV-TEST recognized the solution’s high level of reliability and efficiency.   AV-TEST invited a number of companies developing comprehensive security products and specialized Whitelist solutions to take part in the testing. However, Kaspersky Lab was the only company which agreed to participate.   The advantages of the Whitelist approach Over 200,000 new samples of malicious software appear daily on the Internet. In these circumstances, it is easier and more efficient to ensure the computer's security by relying on a database of checked and "clean" programs rather than continually replenishing blacklists of malicious software. It’s clear that there will always be far more malicious programs than legitimate ones. However, the reliability of Whitelisting depends on the quality of its implementation: the extent of its database of known files, operating speed and other important parameters.   During testing conducted between November 2012 and February 2013, Kaspersky Lab’s Whitelisting technology was exposed to five groups of tests in order to determine how well the technology could solve different tasks. The evaluated parameters included Database Coverage, Quality, Speed, False Rate and the quality of Default Deny mode operation.   The AV-TEST experts used their own database of about 20 million files included in popular software. In order to make the test conditions as close as possible to those in the real world, software was loaded both from vendor sites and third-party resources via which outdated or modified versions of the programs could be distributed.   Kaspersky Lab's solution showed impressive results in all five tests. In a key finding, it was confirmed that Kaspersky Lab's Dynamic Whitelist database contains 97.5% of all software related to the corporate sector and 96% of software files utilized by home users. In addition, the solution demonstrated "knowledge" of all important Windows 8 files. This means that beside previous Windows versions Default Deny mode is also supported for Windows 8. The system did not produce a single false positive, with all clean files and applications being identified correctly. “Although protecting computers by using software whitelists has long been recognized by experts as a reliable and promising method, the implementation of the Whitelisting approach may differ from vendor to vendor,” said Vladimir Zapolyansky, Director of Global Product and Technology Intelligence at Kaspersky Lab. "In this respect we are pleased to receive this AV-TEST certificate because it means the reliability and efficiency of our solution is now confirmed by independent experts. This evaluation is a good recommendation for clients considering what is on the market."   Kaspersky Lab’s Dynamic Whitelist database contains over 700 million unique files. This database is constantly updated by the company and by more than 300 partner software vendors.   This is not the first time the effectiveness of Kaspersky Lab’s Whitelisting technology has been confirmed by expert analysis. In 2011, the independent testing laboratory West Coast Labs awarded   Kaspersky Lab a Platinum Product Award based on the results of its testing. Whitelisting technology is integrated into the home user products Kaspersky Anti-Virus <http://www.kaspersky.com/anti-virus>  and Kaspersky Internet Security <http://www.kaspersky.com/internet-security> . It is also available in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business <http://www.kaspersky.com/business-security>  solution designed to protect corporate workstations. 
  5. Seriously, my trip was a fun one but it was very tiring since our schedule was so packed and i barely slept for four hours.    It was all worth it because the second day was a paradise for me.  For the first time i entered Abercrombie & Fitch store ( too sexy to have it in KL). Located at Pedder Street, Central,  Hong Kong, if you're gay, you have no reason not to visit the store. My goodness, the moment i stepped into the outlet, there was a hunk-model alike staff  and he was shirtless and he greeted me. I was like..can i take you as my souvenir?   Read More   http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/04/hong-kong-2013-part-2-here-there-leslie.html
  6. A year has passed, so where is that very someone now? He is attached and the lucky person is not me. Damn it! He has chosen , what can i do? I don't have drop dead gorgeous face and i don't have seductive body figure, i don't have any attribute to be attractive. The moment i found out that he found someone has never come easy for me. I know all the struggles and sweet moments we had been through would be a thing in the past. I've been trying to live without my baby but i miss him sometimes.   Read More   http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-year-ago-i-wrote.html
  7. Get on the organic diet bandwagon with the Alce Nero Durum Wheat Pasta range that blends great natural taste with guaranteed high quality, 100% organic, authentically Italian products. Alce Nero prides itself on its organic produce, which is grown naturally and traditionally, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers on pollutant-free land in Italy. It is free of genetically modified organisms and additives. The brand was established in the 1970’s, when two cooperatives of young Italian farmers decided to undertake a new type of activity: one that would produce wholesome food while respecting the environment. Today, Alce Nero is proud to be the number one organic brand in Italy - being the pioneering brand in organic revolution by innovatively combining traditional farming methods with the most advanced research on health and the environment. Like every other Alce Nero product, Alce Nero Pasta is certified 100% organic under the stringent European Union laws - all of its produce: the crop, the land on which it was grown, the factory in which it was processed, as well as the procedures and ingredients used are all certified organic. Give your family and yourself the guarantee of better health through 100% organic certified food with Alce Nero.   Nutritional benefit Pasta is an excellent source of carbohydrates to maintain energy level throughout out the day, better than polished, processed rice that is a dietary staple in Malaysia. Alce Nero Pasta has a low glycemic index and high protein content that gives long-lasting energy, easy digestion, enhanced weight and diabetes control. These benefits serve as a good protection against heart disease and promote optimal nutrition. Alce Nero Pasta comes in various form from spaghetti, spaghettini, penne, fusilli, fusilli tricolore and macaroni to cater to your every pasta need, organically. Serving suggestions Pasta has always been the preferred choice for its flavour, versatility, convenience and short preparation time.   Jazz up Alce Nero Pasta into traditional Bolognese, Carbonara, Aglio Olio or pesto for an authentically Italian taste. Expand your culinary repertoire by experimenting with Alce Nero Pasta range in stir-fry, pasta salads, rendang pasta, pasta with curry, Asian fusion cuisines and more. The possibilities are endless with its great taste that is organically yours. For more information and healthy recipes by Alce Nero, please visit www.alcenero.asia <http://www.alcenero.asia> 
  8. The other thing i like about Hong Kong is very convenient to travel anywhere as the MTR and public buses (even trams) are strategically integrate the city. Here is my useful tip when you are holidaying in Hong Kong: get yourself an Airport Express Travel Pass at $ 300 that includes two trips on Airport Express line (the best you redeem it as airport to city and vice versa), unlimited MTR and Light Rail rides for three consecutive days ( i spent 80% of my travelling time on MTR and i paid nothing) and you can even use it as Octopus card (convenient debit card like Touch n Go) and you can even get $ 50 plus the remaining credit refund in cash whenever you return the card.   click below to read more   http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/04/hong-kong-2013-part-1-misty-arrival.html
  9.  Sensitive skin irritates easily as it is thinner and finer-textured being more susceptible to sunburn and windburn when exposed to the elements. For some, skin sensitivity is caused by allergic reaction to foods, materials and even fragrance, resulting in redness, dryness or itchy skin.   Antibacterial protection was out of the question for people with sensitive skin.   Enter the Sensitive range from Antabax, a thoroughly innovative antibacterial shower cream range with a balanced pH of 5.5, 100% soap-free and alkaline-free, with a modern, light and subtle non-allergenic fragrance, it is kind and gentle to sensitive skin, while providing 24-hour all day 99.9% antibacterial protection. Enriched with skin vitamins and natural moisturizers it restores skin’s natural moisture levels and minimizes skin irritation caused by drying for healthier, smoother skin. It is certified ‘Halal’, giving Muslims full confidence in using it. The range consists of antibacterial shower cream that can be used by the entire family, including baby. Antabax Sensitive shower cream retails for RM7.90 for 250ml, RM 15.90 for 650ml, RM10.90 for 550ml and RM8.90 for 450ml Hand Soap.
  10.  Are champions born or are they made?    For example, Malaysian pro golfer Hanafiah Jamil who holds the record as the youngest golfer to turn pro in Malaysia in 2003, when he was just 16 years of age.  His early interest and talent for golfing was nurtured by his family who provided him with training, an exercise regime and a nutritious and healthy diet that enhanced his natural strength and ability.      Ten years after Hanafiah turned professional, Ayam Brand™, a household name in Malaysia famed for its wide range of nutritious, no-added preservative and no-added MSG canned food products sponsored him in recent golf competition.    For professional athletes considerable protein is essential to repair and rebuild muscles that are broken down during exercise and rigorous movements as well as to help carbohydrate loading that is essential for that burst of energy which enhances performance.    Omega 3 fatty acids commonly found in fish is essential for professional athletes who require long, intense focus and concentration especially among golf players. Golf is a strategic game that demands careful planning, accuracy and concentration. Omega 3 fatty acids are beneficial nutrients for golf players as it produces better concentration and focus given that 60% of the brain consists mainly of fat, mainly Omega 3. Ayam Brand’s™ extensive range of canned fish sardines, mackerel and tuna are a rich source of Omega 3.      Ayam Brand™ has been sponsoring young athletes for the past three years, supporting them and contributing with its products as part of their daily diet during training and preparation for competitions. Among the athletes are downhill mountain biking team, Fakawi Tribe and riders Adam Feroze, Aaron Chan and Rizal Hon. 
  11. One is never enough with Julie’s Le-Mond Puff Sandwich. It has a range of lightly baked crisp crackers with a choice of sweet and savoury soft filling that will complement every active lifestyle, and different taste buds. Every pack contains 10 individually wrapped sachets of two sandwich biscuits that are ideal to stash in handbags, backpacks, lunchboxes, office drawers, pantries, camping packs, study tables and more for irresistible on-the-go, tasty and healthy snacking. Try savoury cheddar cheese, fresh and zesty lemon or tropically tantalizing mango fillings that cater to different palates. Cheddar Cheese Cheese lovers will love the cheddar cheese soft filling that complements Julie’s famed baked crackers. Labeled as the classic taste of the West, the US-imported cheddar cheese in this series will make you say ‘cheese’ with its grown-up flavor. Mango In another first for Julie’s, the brand has introduced mango cream filling that captures the sweetness of fresh mangoes. As mangoes are among the best loved fruits locally, there has been great demand for this flavor. Lemon Julie’s Le-Mond Lemon Puff Sandwich couples the tangy tartness of lemons with crisp crackers for a new twist on a classic flavor that will have you clamoring for more. As with all Julie’s products, Le-Mond Puff Sandwich is free of artificial colouring, contains no added preservative and is cholesterol-free and trans-fat-free making it a healthier snacking choice. All Julie’s products are certified Halal, making them ideal snacks for everyone. Skip your late night supper of fast food or fried foods and kick start a healthier lifestyle by switching to Julie’s Le-Mond Puff Sandwich for its cholesterol-free, trans-fat free and artificial preservative free goodness. Perfect for serving at gatherings, meetings and parties for its great taste and as a healthier option to junk food. Le-Mond Puff Sandwich comes in one pack-size with ten sachets each (two pieces of sandwich biscuit in each sachet). They are Le-Mond Puff Sandwich Cheddar Cheese cream 180g, Le-Mond Puff Sandwich Lemon Flavored Cream 170g and Le-Mond Puff Sandwich Mango Flavored cream 180g. Le-Mond Puff Sandwich is available at most hypermarkets, supermarket and neighborhood sundry shops.  
  12. Where can we find the best islands in the world with crystal clear turquoise water?  The natural paradise is at our backyard. Malaysia is blessed with its diversity, not only culturally but also in its natural gifts. We have green lush of rain forest which is the oldest in the world and we have the best beaches that make other nations envy - Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian, Langkawi and of course Pulau Pangkor. I was so terribly stressed ever since post CNY, so why not just sacrifice my very valuable time to soak up the sun at one of the beautiful bitches, i mean beaches in Malaysia, Pulau Pangkor. Though it's just barely 100 km away from Ipoh but the journey would take up like 1 hour half to reach  Lumut Jetty. Why? It was a torturous road since you have to bear with close to 20 traffic lights at the Ipoh-Lumut Highway. Let the pictures below narrate my short spring break at Pulau Pangkor.   http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/03/springbreak-pangkor.html  Read More
  13. Antabax, a reliable and trusted range of personal care products, Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd, owner of the MYDIN retail chain, the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and PLUS Malaysia Berhad have teamed up to launch a fun and interactive health and hygiene campaign for road users, shoppers and local residents.   The launch of the ‘Antabax Healthy Hands Homeward’ Campaign was held at the MYDIN Wholesale Hypermarket that is strategically located along the North-South Expressway at the Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) in Gopeng, Perak. The RTC is among the most popular stops for north-bound traffic along the North-South Expressway.   The campaign sees washrooms at the MYDIN Wholesale Hypermarket Gopeng supplied with Antabax antibacterial hand wash liquid to all users.    Interactive stations featuring demonstrations on the correct method of handwashing, quizzes, games for children, giveaways and more will keep travellers on the PLUS highway, shoppers at the MYDIN hypermarket and local residents informed, educated on hygiene and entertained.   Antabax hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and education materials on hygiene jointly developed with the Ministry of Health Malaysia was handed out to travellers on the PLUS highway to help them maintain good hygiene and reduce the risk of spreading or catching communicable diseases such as influenza and cough.   Antabax promotes a healthy and hygienic lifestyle for the whole family through products that are dermatologically tested and suitable for daily use. The range consists of bar soap, shower cream, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, antibacterial cleansing wipes and hand sanitizer spray that is proven to kill 99.9% of germs and provides 24-hour antibacterial protection. All Antabax products are enriched with essential skin vitamins that moisturize and nourish skin.     The Antabax antibacterial range is certified ‘Halal’, giving Muslims full confidence in using it.
  14. how long the friendship should go before the confession of your feelings. Alright, you confessed and got rejected and you moved on. You indulge yourself with work, maximize your spared time with your friends or even slutting around with others if you're the wild one. It seems that your everyday life turns out to be great and it seems that you need no man in your life. It looks like you have moved on but did you give up? Moved on doesn't mean you have given up. You see, you thought it is all over when you already bid farewell to your effort to get him. You fake your smiles and tell your friends that you're over with him -moved on! But honestly tell me, could you go a day without the face whose rejected you going through your mind?   http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-didnt-give-up-i-moved-on.html
  15. People say that if you love a person, make friend with him/her - see how things go before develop further into a relationship. Alright, i think many of you will skip the friendship part and have the guts to confess your feelings to your crush. Whereas, others would be more conservative and take things  one step at a time by being friends. So how long the friendship will be before the confession?   Read More: http://alvin-jude.blogspot.com/2013/02/more-than-friends-but-not-lovers.html
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