Lumension Security recently conducted a survey that highlights current top security concerns. Cybercrime and outsourcing topped the list: More than 75 percent of the security professionals polled cited cybercrime as a major issue, whereas 50 percent of IT professionals noted that outsourcing is creating new and serious risks within organizations. Additional threats include the inability of IT departments to secure data given such trends as increased employee mobility, a shift toward virtualization, and—most recently—the focus on cloud computing.

 

For more information about Lumension’s 2008 Security Mega Trends Survey, see the press release.


For more information from Windows IT Pro about each of the concerns addressed in Lumension’s survey, see the following articles:

 

Cybercrime:

Planning for a Hack Attack

 

Outsourcing:

Put Out by IT Outsourcing

 

Mobility:

Beef Up Security for Your Mobile-Device Fleet 

Limiting Risks Associated with Company Data on Mobile Devices

Plan and Implement a Secure Wireless Network

 

Virtualization:

15 Tips for VMware Security

Security and Server Virtualization

 

Cloud Computing:

Cloud Computing’s Hidden Perils

Vive La Difference!