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IT security sector facing major upheaval in 2009

IT security sector facing major upheaval in 2009
IT security sector facing major upheaval in 2009

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By Asavin Wattanajantra in Madrid
IT Pro
9 Oct 2008

A leading UK security authority has said that he believes that the next 
18 months will see major structural upheaval in the infosec community.

Nick Coleman, a leading independent IT security consultant who now works 
with the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), was 
talking in Madrid at the ISSE 08 conference when he issued the stark 
warning about the future health of the sector.

Coleman said that business failures resulting from the credit crunch 
would create an overcapacity in information security skills as more 
people looked for jobs. He also said that there would be real cost 
issues as IT investment projects are delayed.

=E2=80=9CThat=E2=80=99s good news for information security. Things like virtualisation, 
all those projects that we had day in and day out =E2=80=93 some of those will 
be delayed so they will have more time to adjust to projects,=E2=80=9D he said.

=E2=80=9CAt the same time, companies will be stripping out lots of costs that 
will give us even bigger challenges. [There will be] more remote working
- those kinds of things.=E2=80=9D


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