Security Slideshow: Security Focus for 2010

By Edward Cone  |  Posted 12-30-2009

Security Focus for 2010

1. Threats From the EdgeNetwork Attached Peripheral Security (NAPS) threats will increase; more devices attached equals more opportunities to cause harm.

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2. Threats from Former EmployeesRisk from disgruntled ex-workers grows with layoffs; unsecured devices let them cover their tracks.

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3. Social Networking Threats 2009 saw some serious attacks via worms and bots; Increased usage means increased risk to sensitive data.

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4. Social Networking Threats Social media sites need better educate their users about these problems, but IT departments should not wait for that to happen.

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5. Windows 7 VulnerabilityPatches are coming already; more problems sure to follow.

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6. Spam and Phishing SpreadDesktop headaches persist, but mobile users and services will suffer more, too.

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7. Spam and Phishing SpreadAn increasing amount of disruptive material will originate in Asia during 2010, based on ICSA product test reports.

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8. Free Anti-Virus Products Breed ScarewareBe alert for malware masquerading as anti-virus solutions.

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9. Web Application Firewalls GrowCompliance with online payment standards drives adoption, with cloud solutions becoming more popular.

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