Vendor-neutral testing and certification firm ICSA Labs offers its thoughts on the security landscape spanning 2010 and 2011 in this article featured on Net Security. Trends in government, cloud security and mobile security are all speculated on in this article.
“Expect to see more customized, targeted malware like Stuxnet in the coming years. We’ve already seen malware written to exploit specific banking Web sites, and now Stuxnet has demonstrated a new level of sophistication. Although it was speculated that Stuxnet was politically motivated, hacking has become a for-profit crime. We can expect similar sophisticated attacks directed at profitable targets, such as banks and other financial institutions and possibly health care.”