There are a couple of sessions at TechEd which will go into detail on practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of Malware in your environment. I'm joining Tony on the Chalk and Talk sessions and hence look forward to discussing how to deal with these nasties in person. If you can't get to TechEd (I know it's hard getting budget for these things) then don't worry as all the sessions are being recorded and will be available shortly afterwards on DVD - you can order one here.
SEC425 Understanding and Fighting Malware: Viruses, Spyware and Rootkits Mark Russinovich Wed Jul 6 16:30 - 17:45 Today's internet is fraught with peril in the form of undesirable and malicious software. These types of software continue to evolve new ways of propogating and ways of embedding themselves more deeply into the systems they infect. In this session you'll gain an understanding of their propagation methods, including buffer overflow exploits, how to detect them and how to prevent them. You'll also get a first-hand look at rootkits, which are the sophisticated tools and techniques by which malware attempts to avoid and prevent detection.
CHT063 Anti Spyware and Malware Security Tony Krijnen & Steve LambTue Jul 5 14:45 - 16:00 , Wed Jul 6 18:15 - 19:30 Join us and share your experiences with Enterprise Anti-Spyware solutions, problems and challenges. As more and more spammers see there e-mails blocked they turn to Spyware, Add ware and browser hijacks to get their messages through. These are new threats for the enterprise. What are you doing to block malicious software? The main goal of this session is to share and listen to best practices with your peers.
Sorry Michael - by mistake I missed your name off the description in my earlier post about the Malware...