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Security: IT security in 2008 not looking too great

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mho0007-04-jan-08.jpg"…according to Paul Henry, a longtime industry expert who currently wears the title of "vice president of technology evangelism" at security gateway maker Secure Computing, 2008 is shaping up to be even worse than any year in the past. (Consider that according to McAfee, 2007 was by far the worst year ever for malware exploits, as the company’s Avert Labs tracked an estimated 357,000 individual pieces of malware, a 60 percent increase over 2006. FTR, McAfee is predicting that we will see over 550,000 samples during 2008.)

There are several issues feeding into this trend of rising attack professionalism, sophistication and ubiquity that Henry outlined on a recent call where we discussed the fate of ’08.

Among the most striking observations he made was that many security companies aren’t helping the problem, but rather adding to it." Zero Day Security | Victor R Garza and Matt Hines | InfoWorld | IT security in ’08 not looking too great | December 21, 2007 09:09 AM | By Matt Hines

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