Emerging Security Threats

Click the image to see the listEmerging technologies can bring a whole host of benefits, often improving productivity, changing the way businesses interact and enhancing the lives of people all over the world. And whenever a new technology comes out and gets a lot of hype, there is a lot of enthusiasm about the many benefits and new capabilities that this technology provides. But, also without fail, there is one key thing that almost no one ever talks about. What is this hidden factor? It's security. Over the years I've gone to lots of conferences and seminars dedicated to emerging technologies, from Web 2.0 to virtualization to virtual worlds. And the one thing that pretty much never gets covered (or even mentioned) in these conferences in security. Of course, this is understandable. New technologies are just introducing themselves to the world. It's sort of like a first date. When you go on a first date, you probably don't start out talking about all of your illnesses and insecurities. The same goes for emerging technologies. Their creators just want to promote their good points. But for users of these technologies, ignoring the potential security threats that these emerging technologies introduce can lead to big problems, including data theft, system compromises and the spread of malware. So to help businesses be on the lookout for potential problems, I've put together a list of 10 emerging technologies that also bring new security threats for those that use them. Click here to read my list of Emerging Security Threats. And please comment here on what new technologies you see that are changing your security profile.

Click the image to see the listEmerging Security Threats
Emerging technologies can bring a whole host of benefits, often improving productivity, changing the way businesses interact and enhancing the lives of people all over the world. And whenever a new technology comes out and gets a lot of hype, there is a lot of enthusiasm about the many benefits and new capabilities that this technology provides. But, also without fail, there is one key thing that almost no one ever talks about. What is this hidden factor? It's security. Over the years I've gone to lots of conferences and seminars dedicated to emerging technologies, from Web 2.0 to virtualization to virtual worlds. And the one thing that pretty much never gets covered (or even mentioned) in these conferences in security. Of course, this is understandable. New technologies are just introducing themselves to the world. It's sort of like a first date. When you go on a first date, you probably don't start out talking about all of your illnesses and insecurities. The same goes for emerging technologies. Their creators just want to promote their good points. But for users of these technologies, ignoring the potential security threats that these emerging technologies introduce can lead to big problems, including data theft, system compromises and the spread of malware. So to help businesses be on the lookout for potential problems, I've put together a list of 10 emerging technologies that also bring new security threats for those that use them. Click here to read my list of Emerging Security Threats. And please comment here on what new technologies you see that are changing your security profile.