Symantec Chief Says Cloud Security is Needed

The Internet is getting even more dangerous, if that’s possible. Now, instead of just blinding blasting spam and malware all over the place, the criminal element are picking specific targets, to steal specific data. eSecurity Planet has the report from the RSA Conference.

SAN FRANCISCO — With enterprise data growing at an overall rate of 60 percent per year, it’s time to take a closer look at that information and determine its economic value. Because if we don’t, the bad guys certainly will.

That was the warning from Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) CEO Enrique Salem, speaking here at the RSA Conference 2010. He warned that as computing power moves out to the cloud, that will drive a need for digital devices to provide you with greater access to that data.

But, he added, mobile devices are increasing in importance along with cloud computing, and they require new security methodologies to deter data theft.

“IDC says there will be one billion cell phones accessing the Internet by the end of this year. Right now, there are 1.3 billion PCs connected to the Internet. We need to think about how do we secure that device,” he told the audience.

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Symantec Chief Says Cloud Security the Next Step

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