IT Security in 2013: Forecast Roundup

By: Absolute Team | 12/19/2012

With 2013 just around the corner, we wanted to roundup of predictions from security experts around the web. The themes from security experts echo similar feelings about mobility and hackers becoming major issues, though we also foresee that we'll continue to hear about increases in data breach incidents in both the healthcare and financial sectors.

Predictions from Around the Web

  • SC Magazine rounds up various experts chiming in on mobile devices in the workplace, digital wallets, mobile apps, transnational organizations as targets, targeted attacks, attacks on financial institutions, cloud services, ineffective government regulations
  • Symantec predicts security issues surrounding cyber conflict (between nations, organizations and people), ransomware, madware for mobile devices, social network monetization triggering new threats, a shift to mobile and cloud attacks
  • RSA's Art Coviello sees sophisticated hackers, attacks spread to mobile and cloud, a shortage of security professionals, government failure to legislate, possible attack on critical infrastructure, but ends with positive predictions of a more aggressive investment in security
  • WebSense predicts cross-platform threats, app malware, government-sponsored attacks, bypass methods to avoid detection, hacktivists, malicious emails, and CMS attacks

What are your predictions for 2013?

Financial Services