SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- IronPort Systems, a Cisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus and spyware protection, today announced the availability of its 2008 Internet Security Trends Report. The IronPort report highlights the key security trends of today and suggests ways to defend against the sophisticated new generation of Internet threats certain to arise in the future.
Amateur Hour is Over
2007 marks a turning point. Just when malware design seemed to have reached a plateau, new attack techniques have burst forth, some so complex - and obviously not the work of novices - they could have only been designed by means of sophisticated research and development, said Tom Gillis, Vice President of Marketing for IronPort. For a time, security controls designed to manage malware were working. But, as a result of this success, the threats they protected against were forced to change. In 2007, many of these threats underwent significant adaptation. Malware went stealth, and its sophistication increased.