Premium Content

Access "Security trends 2011: Making sense of predictions"

Published: 13 Oct 2012

Many in the security realm, vendors included, enjoy making predictions at year’s end, and this time around, when it comes to the new year’s security trends, 2011 is no exception. December and January had all the security vendors once again reaching for their crystal balls and making predictions. Most of the forecasts make for uncomfortable reading, of course; no security company wants to admit that things are getting better, since there would be no need to buy any more of their products.  They also tend to focus on the threats for which they believe they have a cure. However, even if we strip out the predictions, hyperbole and the marketing, the raw data suggests that the job of information security is getting harder for a number of reasons. The reason for the growth is that cybercrime is a profitable business, and the chances of getting caught are slim. On the one hand, threats are undoubtedly growing and changing. According to vendor and research firm Panda Security, 34% of all existing viruses were created during 2010. It adds that banking Trojans, such ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • The MPS opportunity for SMBs
    MPS-opportunity-for-SMBs-252.jpg
    E-Handbook

    Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine the need for Managed Print Services (MPS) and how SMBs are faring as they embark on their MPS...

  • CW Buyer's Guide to Security Analytics
    CWE-BG-0414-security-analytics-252.jpg
    E-Handbook

    Computer Weekly looks at how organisations are gathering intelligence to stay ahead of emerging threats; the importance of gathering data throughout ...

  • Data Breaches in Europe
    Data-Breaches-in-Europe-252.jpg
    E-Handbook

    The personal data of millions of Europeans have been compromised with 89% of the breaches the fault of corporations, according to this investigation ...