12/18/2007
10:17 AM
Keith Ferrell
Keith Ferrell
Commentary

New Cisco Security Report: The Scary World We Work In Is Getting Scarier

A new state of the cybersecurity globe from Cisco (a bMighty sponsor) is plenty detailed -- and plenty scary. And it's a look at this year. Next year may be worse.



A new state of the cybersecurity globe from Cisco (a bMighty sponsor) is plenty detailed -- and plenty scary. And it's a look at this year. Next year may be worse.The company's "2007 Annual Security Report" covers the gamut of security issues and threats, including identity, vulnerabilities, physical, legal and geopolitical aspects of "Understanding Security in an Insecure World."

But it's the lead-in to the report's detailed point-by-point review that caught my attention, and should catch yours' and your employees'.

Characterizing the security year as one of "unprecedented innovation and adaptability in the realm of security threats," the report makes clear that traditional approaches to security -- while remaining essential -- are no longer sufficient.

Constant innovation, mixes and re-mixes of multi-faceted security strategies, technologies and approaches will be required of everyone, from those of us in the small and midsize business space to the bigbiz behemoths. And required from here on.

The thing about the crooks' "unprecedented innovation and adaptability" this year is that the precedent has now been set -- next year's report, I'll wager now, will measure 2008's badguy innovation against this year's.

Grab the Cisco Security Report and read it.

And the revamped Cisco Security Center is worth a close look too.

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