7. Mobile and remote workers will remain the most exposed to Web threats
Many organizations continue to rely on desktop antivirus as the main defense for systems operating outside the corporate network, primarily due to the significant cost in time and money to deploy desktop-based solutions. While many IT organizations have begun a hybrid deployment model that focuses on mobile users and those with high security requirements, tight budgets and tighter IT staffing will cause many organizations to postpone these security efforts.
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.