Security pros are a busy bunch these days. From malware to botnets to zero-day threats, there is no shortage of activity disrupting corporate networks and user’s security. As Datamation reports, a panel of security company execs described the scope of the problem and what IT departments need to be prepared for.
As Datamation reports, a panel of security company execs described the scope of the problem and what IT departments need to be prepared for.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — How big is the security threat facing IT? It depends who you ask.
At an event here at the Churchill Club, a panel of security vendors agreed it’s serious, but emphasized different aspects of the challenges ahead.
SonicWall (NASDAQ: SNWL) CEO Matt Medeiros offered a cautionary note, warning that IT security is “not going to get better in 2011 and probably a bit worse. We don’t know when the strike will come, because so much of this is done in stealth.”
But Ken Silva, CTO of VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), was far more explicit.
Security threats today are less like a disease or a cancer — it’s more like a sniper shooting you in the head as you come out the door,” he said. “Malware is slipping through our most protected systems and we can’t even see the threat coming.”