The Melissa Virus, also known as W97M/Melissa or simply Melissa, remains one of the most notorious computer viruses in history. First identified in 1999, it rapidly spread across the globe, causing significant disruptions and prompting a robust response from the cybersecurity industry. Let’s delve into the origins of the Melissa Virus, its mode of transmission, and how the cybersecurity community addressed this unprecedented threat.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an exam sponsored by the organization named ISACA. Passing this exam is one of the requirements for becoming a CISA. The exam is guiling. You need to answer 150 questions in four hours or less. The questions are not very long; so just over a minute a half per question should be quite sufficient—that is, if you can grasp the meaning of a question on the fly. The problem is not that you’ll have only a minute and a half to read a question. The problem is that a minute and a half is all you are going to get for coming up with the correct answer. Sounds easy?—Think again! ISACA doesn’t publish any information about the candidates’ success rates, but a rumor has it that only one half of the candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.