11/13/2007
02:14 PM
Keith Ferrell
Keith Ferrell
Commentary

Next Year's Top Security Threats? Here's One Early Take

Too soon to start worrying about next year's threats? Not hardly -- and the prognostications are already starting to proliferate.



Too soon to start worrying about next year's threats? Not hardly -- and the prognostications are already starting to proliferate.Take a look, for instance, at this BusinessWeek list of 2008's likeliest security problems.

Writer Aaron Ricadela does a nice job of outlining what we already know -- nasty attacks are going to be nastier, mobile and cellular devices have bullseyes painted on them, phish and other mail-threats are going to read more legitmately and less like they were written by Borat.

Of particular interest -- and particularly important to point out to everyone in your company (and family and circle of friends!) is the mention of social networking vulnerabilities, last week's Alicia Keys MySpace hack being a good (if that's the word) example.

It's early yet -- another three or four weeks and there'll be plenty of other predictions -- probably more than a few from me -- about the insecurities ahead, just in time to add proper procedures, programs and policies to your holiday wish-lists.

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