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Top Infosec Threats in 2005 - The Unisys View

Many people don't immediately think of Unisys when it comes to information security but through its managed services division, it's up there with the "Big Boys", throwing punches at IBM's own Global Services and competing with the likes of another rising star, Symantec when it comes to delivering a secure corporate infrastructure.



Because it has so many large, global customers, it can take a view on the up and coming threats for 2005. No surprises here.

1 Application software breaches will lead to "lemon laws".

2 Trusted networks involving business partners and others will grow as sources of risk.

3 The mobile realm will continue to grow as a "Petri dish" for security incidents.

4 Cyber attack styles will become virulent.

5 Organized attacks by internet desperados will increase.

6 Enterprises will turn to proactive "defence-in-depth" as business needs drive security.

7 Credit reporting agencies will become more involved in managing the consequences of identity theft.

8 Adoption of federated architectures for identity and access management will accelerate.

9 Virtual directory technology will increasingly become a strategic component of identity integration projects.

No doubt, I'll be toddling along to the Infosec Show in London next week. Several levels of different companies, all prepared to offer security solutions at a price of around $20 billion a year globally. What if we could have security built-in to the PC model instead? There's a nice thought!

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