Secerno warned that simplistic security solutions based on signature block lists or rules-based network security will put organizations at risk, as it becomes impossible for these products to keep up with the multitude of new attacks.


2007 was regularly punctuated with data breaches, and as a result public awareness of data protection has risen to an all-time high of 85 percent. The Information Commissioner's annual report highlighted the ICO received almost 24,000 enquiries and complaints concerning personal information over the 2006-2007 period, prosecuting 16 individuals and organizations just over 12 months.


Secerno's annual report "The State of Data Security 2007/8" predicts security attention will be driven from the network towards the applications, and particularly data sources. The result will be the emergence of an increased number of intelligent behavioral analysis solutions that can understand the context of requested data transfers and data flows, both into and out of organizations.


During 2007, legal compliance was a key driver for security spending globally. However, as complexity of compliance increased due to political pressure and government legislation, IT security purchasers demanded reporting procedures to be integrated into their existing technology platforms.


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