8. Cloud-based technologies augment Web security defenses
To effectively combat dynamic, Web-based malware, businesses will increasingly need a defense that can respond in real time without manual updates. Cloud-based communities, which connect millions of users who provide real-time Web site ratings, will augment traditional on-premise and desktop defenses. With attacks that exist for as little as two hours, enterprise security systems desperately need real-time protection. In 2010, they will look to cloud services for enhanced security.
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.