IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Privacy, Hacktivists, Insider Threats: Security Predictions for 2011
This year saw its fair share of malware attacks, data breaches and security challenges. Peruse many of the prediction lists from security vendors at the end of 2009, and you'll see that most of what we experienced this year in the world of cyber-security was expected. Some of that is because many predictions about what will happen in the future are fairly genericthings like "malware will increase" or "botnets will continue to proliferate" (SURPRISE!). You can't fault people too much for playing it safe. With 2010 coming to a close, it is only natural to turn our attention to what could be coming in the future. With that in mind, eWEEK got to thinking about 2011 and some of the security trends that could impact life for enterprise IT administrators during the next 12 months. No one has a crystal ball, but the growth of cloud computing, the continued consumerization of IT and ongoing debates about online privacy create an interesting cocktail for the upcoming year. So here, eWEEK culled some of the better, more provocative predictions for 2011 using input from vendors such as CA, IBM and Websense, and added some of our own ideas into the mix. So without further ado, here are some of the top security predictions for 2011.