Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:35 pm

SANS: Trends to Watch in 2007

According to a report from SANS, laptop security, cell phone worms and VoIP fraud top the list of trends to pay heed to in 2007. As desktop computers are being replaced with more portable laptops, more data will be taken out of organizations; this is especially problematic when combined with a lack of encryption on the laptops and the possibility of the computers being lost or stolen. SANS also predicts at least 100,000 cell phones will be hit with worms next year. While in the past, cell phone malware has not been high on the list, the increasing use of cell phones for email makes them an attractive target for attackers who are looking to harvest passwords and user names. The increase in the use of VoIP also presents security concerns. Other trends on the list include federal and state legislation regarding consumer data protection and the increasing sophistication and prevalence of Network Access Control.

http://blog.eweek.com/blogs/baseline_se ... 13549.aspx
http://software.silicon.com/security/0, ... 895,00.htm
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Jple ... rms-VoIP-F
raud-to-Grow-in-07.xhtml

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Don
CISSP, MCSE, CSTA, Security+ SME