It’s no surprise securing endpoints will only become more challenging in 2012 as the number of endpoints continues to grow with the explosion of mobile devices and as threats continue to become harder to detect and increasingly damaging.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
Over the last year corporations once again saw the volume and sophistication of malware dramatically increase. In fact, in a recent Ponemon survey, 66 percent of IT professionals surveyed said their networks are no more secure than they were last year – a frightening statistic given how rapidly malware is continuing to spread and grow in complexity. This rising threat level is what inspired Lumension, a global leader in endpoint management and security, to consult leading security experts regarding their views on what’s next for cybersecurity in 2012.
Discussing their views in a 2012 prediction podcast is Lumension’s own Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO, and Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst, along with Randy Franklin Smith, founder and president of Monterey Technology Group and author of the Ultimate Windows Security Blog. Eric Ogren, founder and principal analyst of the Ogren Group, will host the discussion and will engage Clawson, Henry and Smith regarding the trends they foresee in the realm of cybersecurity in 2012. Specifically, they will examine:
- The virtual enterprise – how hardware and physical security strategies are ineffective in this environment
- Cloud insecurity
- Escalating numbers of mobile device hacks, resulting in costly breaches
- The need for a SSL infrastructure overhaul
- IPV6 concerns
“As an endpoint security provider, we hope to give IT administrators and the general public insight into what the future might bring, so that they can best prepare for next year’s IT security landscape,” said Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO, Lumension. “It’s no surprise securing endpoints will only become more challenging in 2012 as the number of endpoints continues to grow with the explosion of mobile devices and as threats continue to become harder to detect and increasingly damaging.”
Listen to the conversation and read the participant’s blog posts at Optimal Security, the Lumension blog.
About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.
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