Gartner tips top 11 cyberthreat issues

Friday, 11 April 2003, 9:13 AM EST

At its Symposium/ITxpo 2003, held last month in San Diego, California, research firm Gartner painted a picture of rapacious security vendors having shot themselves in the virtual foot by over-hyping products that didn't deliver and trying to hawk solutions so advanced that companies couldn't see any possible use for them.

That didn't mean there weren't real threats, the research company said, just that vendors and buyers weren't often on the same page when it comes to product.

"The inhibiting effects of the economic downturn and buyers' remorse over previous grand-plan security initiatives are in balance with a defensive stance driven by modern political realities as well as demands for privacy," Gartner vice-president and research area director Victor Wheatman said in typical Gartner-speak.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //