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Re: Trends in network operator security
- From: batz
- Date: Thu Jan 09 13:46:01 2003
On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:
:Its 2003 and everyone is making their predictions. What trends are
:network operators seeing for Internet security?
- Backdoors will be found in every major OS after they have been shipped
- More reports of trojaned packages.
- Resurgance of the "cc" conspiracy that says all code is backdoored
by the compiler.
- Dealing with mountains of IDS data. Especially as customers
and investors demand the use of these kinds of technologies.
- Demands from LEO's regarding tracking users of wireless networks.
General legal attacks on any technology that facilitates anonymity.
- Blame shifted to the service provider for vulnerabilities, more ISP's
will get into the managed security business. They will be the next big
vertical for MSS companies.
- Spam will finally be widely recognized as a security issue. My pet
definition of spam being any message that relies on the lack of
policy enforcement features in mail protocols for delivery, will be
- Lots of new exploits affecting image processing and multi-media
libraries and applications.
:Any other trends network operators are seeing?
Multi-payload and multi-attack vector worms and viruses. More
hostile code that uses mail and file shares to spread.
Tunneling protocols and applications to evade firewalls,
Security, security and more security.
How did peoples predictions from last year fare?