A proactive approach to security

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 11:53 AM EST

With over 25 years' experience in the security business, almost exclusively in Fortune 500 companies, Symantec's chief technology officer Robert Clyde currently serves as treasurer on the executive committee of the IT industry's Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), of which he is a founding member.

What are going to be the biggest drivers for the security industry in the year ahead?

Virus threats will continue to drive the business of security. Viruses attacked 92 per cent of businesses last year, and the other eight per cent probably were [also hit] and just didn't notice it.

The number of malware attacks has also increased and continues to rise, as do network intrusion attempts. Attacks are becoming more complex, and that's the most troubling aspect.

By Iain Thomson at IT Week.

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