E-mail viruses and malware have been declining for several years as e-mail security solutions have improved. This trend will continue as online communications shift to social networks and newer generations of smartphones. Unfortunately, it means malware will find its way to users through security vulnerabilities in these new services and devices. Web filtering and user education will be key to preventing widespread outbreaks.
Blue Coat Systems has released a comprehensive list review of security for 2009, and included in the mix are its predictions for the biggest security threats for the coming year.
Among the more notable trends Blue Coat cites:
As e-mail continues to get more secure, the bad guys will shift increasingly to social media and even smartphones as their attack vectors of choice.
Multi-relay attacks will continue to grow in prevalence.
Mobile workers will still be the most vulnerable to attack.
Click through this slideshow for even more information on Blue Coat's predictions for 2010.