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Looking ahead at security trends for 2009




Looking ahead at security trends for 2009
Looking ahead at security trends for 2009



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10128133-83.html 

By Jon Oltsik
Security
CNet News
December 23, 2008

In spite of the global economic recession, information security will 
continue to be a dominant IT priority in 2009. Why? There are simply too 
many threats and vulnerabilities creating a perpetual increase in IT 
risk.

With that, here is my top-10 list (in no particular order) of 
technologies and trends to watch for in the new year:


1. The evolving definition of endpoint security: Some analysts have 
   declared that, antivirus software is dead. I disagree and submit that 
   endpoint security is simply evolving as a function of the changing 
   threat landscape. This is the primary reason why Sophos (a legacy 
   antivirus company) bought Utimaco (a data security company) in 2008. 
   Look for traditional antivirus, anti-spyware, and firewall software 
   to merge with endpoint operations, data loss prevention, and 
   full-disk encryption in 2009.


2. More emphasis on cybersecurity: This year began with the 
   establishment of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative 
   (CNCI), an effort to strengthen government networks. While 
   well-intended, CNCI has received minimal funding and support. In 
   December, a Center for Strategic and International Studies report, 
   further described the sorry state of cybersecurity and called for 
   drastic improvements. Look for President-elect Barack Obama to get 
   behind this effort in a big way with funding, a real public/private 
   partnership, and cooperative intelligence and law enforcement with a 
   growing list of foreign nations.

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