29 August 2011 17:28:48
The landscape of popular technologies is constantly in flux, and recent trending services and products, including Software-as-a-Service, virtualization and cloud computing, have created a need for new security practices. IT professionals have shown increasing concern toward network security, especially in regard to Web 2.0, SaaS and cloud technologies, MyBroadband Mobile reports.
According to the source, IT professionals recently gathered at the International Data Corporation IT Roadshow in Johannesburg, South Africa. As cybercrime has increased in both the number of occurrences and the danger to public safety resulting, many professionals were focused on discussing how to avoid these problems through standardized practices.
"Network security remains a key concern for businesses," Emerging Markets director Dominique Honnay told the website. "However, the challenge is that network attacks have evolved to the application layer, driven by the growing Web 2.0 trend. Web-based applications offer great communication and productivity benefits, but unfortunately expose the network to a greater level of vulnerabilities and exploitation."
As the burgeoning cloud computing industry continues to expand, security practices are expected to become standardized and subsequently strengthen. For example, the Cloud Security Alliance recently announced its creation of the Security, Trust and Assurance Registry, which will serve as a template for cloud-vendors to explain their practices to potential customers.
-McAfee Cloud Security