Top Five High Impact IT Security Risks

Gartner has advised businesses to plan for five increasingly prevalent cyber threats that have the potential to inflict significant damage on organisations during the next two years. They are; targeted threats, identity theft, spyware, social engineering and viruses.

Gartner previewed its 2006 Cyber threats Hype Cycle at the company’s Information Security Summit in London. The hype cycle assesses the initial awareness, maturity, impact and market penetration of 35 IT security threats during the next ten years.

According to Amrit Williams, research director at Gartner, “We are seeing an increasingly hostile environment fuelled by financially motivated and targeted cyber attacks. By 2008 we expect that 40 percent of organisations will be targeted by financially motivated cyber crime.” SDA Asia Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 21st September 2006 10:32PM