The SIR is an incredibly detailed report that includes the analysis of data reported by Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), which is included with Microsoft's monthly updates. Volume 7 covers January through July of 2009.
While reading through the report this morning, we were pleased to see a quote from Erka Koivunen of CERT-FI.
The quote is on Page 45 in the section called Best Practices Around the World.
This is a summary of what Finland has in its favor according to Erka:
• First, the capability to detect needs to be complemented with the ability to take action. • Second, the lifetime of the malware infections and security breaches needs to be cut down. • Third, the positive regulative atmosphere regarding sensible information security…
We are just less likely to cause headaches for everybody else. In this sense, the description of Earth in the [Douglas Adams] book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fits Finland quite nicely as well: "Mostly Harmless."
That observation would have been better placed on Page 42.