2015 IT Security Forecast: More of the Same
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Looking into the crystal ball to see what's in store for IT security in 2015, there are some clear trends that emerged in 2014 that serve as harbingers of security trends in 2015.
In 2015, expect to see user credential attacks persist and grow in volume as exploit kits provide increasingly sophisticated tools to enable attacks.In 2015, expect to see an increasing number of privilege escalation flaws revealed and patched by vendors. Also expect to see new technologies and techniques emerge to help secure enterprise directory systems and role-based access controls.
Time and again over the course of 2014 and prior years, there have been reports of data breaches that were caused by known exploits for vulnerabilities that had already been patched. It's a trend that will continue in 2015 as software complexity and the volume of software patching continue to grow.