Eight Top Security Concerns

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Eight Top Security Concerns

Symantec surveyed Black Hat attendees--42 percent of whom were IT managers--on their top security concerns. In this slide show, some highlights of whats on the priority list for this group are explored.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - The Web: Concern Numero Uno

Web technologies are the area of greatest concern for IT managers.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Windows XP Scarier than Unix

The majority of IT managers (60 percent) are most concerned about the Windows XP platform having vulnerabilities and least concerned with Unix.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Messaging/Scripting Research Beckons

Survey respondents (36 percent) are the most interested in researching messaging/scripting technologies, followed by operating systems, and infrastructure networking technology.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Still Mulling Vista

The Windows Vista platform is of the most interest for researchers, with 41 percent indicating that they plan to review it in the next year. This is down significantly from 2006 (55 percent).

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Vista Worries Up

In 2007, 38 percent of IT managers are more concerned with Vista vulnerabilities, up from the 31 percent who expressed concern in 2006.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Worry-to-Go

Mobile technologies, followed by virtualization and Web services, were cited as upcoming hot security issues within Web application security.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - Pay Up for Bugs

Of those surveyed, 59 percent of respondents are for security researchers being paid the market rate for their research, regardless of who may ultimately purchase the vulnerability.

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Eight Top Security Concerns - eBay-ing Bugs

An overwhelming 80 percent agree that public vulnerability auctions put both the vendor and the public at risk.

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