Security Experts: ‘Malware Like a Sniper’

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.

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.”

Read the full story at Datamation:

Security Panel to IT: ‘Expect a Breach’

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