Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
Researchers explore adapting geolocation technology to identify where data reside on the cloud so organizations can comply with IT security laws and regulations, RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman says.
Not having an IT security certification doesn't disqualify you from getting that next job or promotion, but it could be a factor. Here are our picks of the five IT security certifications that will be most in demand in the new year.
"The environment that started by supporting whistleblowers ... is essentially morphing into 'Gee, we as an organization need to be completely transparent, whether we want to or not,'" says Cal Slemp, managing director of Protiviti.
Thwarting the insider threat entails more than knowing an individual with access to a computer, but to recognize the synergy between the individual, organization, technology and environment, I3P Research Director Shari Lawrence Pfleeger says.
Looking ahead to the new year, Kristin Lovejoy of IBM says information security organizations face a host of global compliance issues - and the complexity of this challenge may be the biggest task of 2011.