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Unisys Predicts Biometrics Boom To Protect Data In 2010

Identifies seven security trends that will emerge in 2010
BLUE BELL, Pa., December 8, 2009 " Slashed budgets and reduced staffing numbers delayed many security initiatives in 2009, but the vulnerabilities didn't retreat and will only intensify in 2010, Unisys security experts predict.

Looking ahead to 2010, Unisys predicts that government and commercial organizations will take a more proactive approach to security, implementing new measures to verify identity and protect confidential information. Financial institutions and defense agencies will lead the charge, with ports and other organizations quickly following.

"Given the potential harm that can result from new and more dangerous forms of attacks, both physical and virtual, organizations can no longer afford to wait until they are attacked to defend themselves," said Sid Pearl, global director, Risk Intelligence Solutions Management, Unisys. "They will begin to more closely monitor behaviors and identities in an effort to predict and prevent attacks before they happen."

Unisys believes the following seven security trends will emerge in 2010 as business and government agencies look to protect data and strengthen identification methods:

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