Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 7, 2010 - Computers - 336 pages
Identify real security risks and skip the hype

After years of focusing on IT security, we find that hackers are as active and effective as ever. This book gives application developers, networking and security professionals, those that create standards, and CIOs a straightforward look at the reality of today’s IT security and a sobering forecast of what to expect in the next decade. It debunks the media hype and unnecessary concerns while focusing on the knowledge you need to combat and prioritize the actual risks of today and beyond.

  • IT security needs are constantly evolving; this guide examines what history has taught us and predicts future concerns
  • Points out the differences between artificial concerns and solutions and the very real threats to new technology, with startling real-world scenarios
  • Provides knowledge needed to cope with emerging dangers and offers opinions and input from more than 20 noteworthy CIOs and business executives
  • Gives you insight to not only what these industry experts believe, but also what over 20 of their peers believe and predict as well

With a foreword by security expert Bruce Schneier, Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade supplies a roadmap to real IT security for the coming decade and beyond.

 

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Contents

What Has History Shown Us?
1
External Influences on Security
23
Technology Influences on Security
61
Where Security Threats Will Come from in the Future
95
Secure Communications and Collaboration
131
2020 Revolution or Evolution?
159
Security as a Business Now and Then
189
Impact of the Economy over the Next 10 Years
211
Eleven Maybe Not So Crazy Scenarios That Could
221
Conclusion
255
Appendix Contributing Author Biographies
265
Index
293
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About the author (2010)

Doug Howard, a 20-year IT security veteran, is the CEO of VBrick Systems and previously held positions as CSO of Perimeter E-Security, COO of BT Counterpane, and VP of Security and Business Continuity at AT&T.

Kevin Prince has spent over 20 years in IT, with the majority of that time focused on information security. Kevin has been everything from founder and CEO of his own information security company to Chief Technology Officer of Perimeter E-Security, one of the largest managed security service providers in the nation.

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