Cyber-Disaster a 'Whisker Away' in RSA CEO's 2013 Security Forecast
RSA Security CEO Art Coviello is a survivor in the cutthroat IT security business. He made the transition from leading RSA as an independent company to one that is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of IT giant EMC, and he continues to oversee innovation at the company in this new role. Although one would think he's seen everything in 30 years of working the security software beat, he'd be the first to tell you that he learns something new just about every day on the job. With that in mind, Coviello each year takes a look back at what has transpired in security and then looks ahead at what the business might expect to see in the next 12 months. "The French journalist, novelist and social commentator Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is the author of the witty expression: 'Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose,' which, as is almost always the case, sounds much more melodic than the English: "The more things change, the more they stay the same,'" Coviello said. "In reviewing my prior years' prognostications, that phrase immediately popped into my head. How not to be repetitious when we face many of the same challenges?" In any case, here are Coviello's predictions for 2013 in the world of IT security.