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December 2007/January 2008


The View from Visionaries compiled by Marcia Savage In 10 years, information security as we know it may not exist. Rather than a separate product, it may simply be embedded into everything. Or Web services may upend traditional enterprise security. We asked some of the best and brightest minds in the business what they see ahead and the answers were far ranging: everything from from attacks masked heavily with encryption to zombification of corporate networks. Some predict radical changes while others foresee more of the same. Read on for a peek into what the future may hold. 1 Whitfield Diffie Vice president, Sun fellow and chief security officer, Sun Microsystems Today, when we say that a company is doing its computing securely, we usually mean that it is doing the computing on its own computers and that it has taken whatever means are appropriate to protect those computations. In 10 years, no major business computation will be secure in this sense. Today, every developer, manager and marketer uses Google a dozen times a day. ...

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Features in this issue

  • Blow Out the Candles

    Information Security magazine turns 10 years old, maturing right alongside the security industry.

  • Future

    The View from Visionaries | Taking the Services-on-Demand Plunge | Warning Signs | Web of Worry | Attack Toolkits | VoIP Vulnerable

  • Milestones

    Getting the Point | Turning Points | Nefarious Numbers | SOX Appeal | Evolution of a Hacker | Digital Pickpockets | The Toughest Battle: 10 Years, 10 Attacks | We Hardly Knew Ye

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