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2002 predictions from expert Puneet Mehta

We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what Puneet Mehta sees coming up on the security front.

We asked our site experts to give us their industry predictions for the New Year. Here's what Puneet Mehta sees coming up on the security front.

As the world moves into a brand new year, technology makes its own move. The impact of this technology will be seen in our daily lives, too. Here are some of them:

Increased focus on security: Security will be a main focus for every organization doing business online. Large businesses will require their partners to comply with their security standards. No more will those PINs and passwords be trusted. Smart chips, secure ID's and retinal identification will find increased acceptance worldwide.

Increased security budgets: Companies will be spending 10-15% more on security infrastructure, as the focus moves toward a highly secure model. Security policies and security audits will become a key IT strategy and a mandatory function. Outsourcing security will receive increased acceptance. Internet security consulting companies and professionals will find themselves in great demand.

Cyber attacks: E-mail borne viruses/Trojan Horse programs will become more dangerous and damaging. Countries with weak encryption standards and laws will be the target of cyber attacks. Intrusion detection will be the hot topic and we will see some killer tools arriving in 2002.

Public-key infrastructure (PKI): EBusiness will see PKI as a major security standard as it will evolve explosively and improve. Higher encryption standards will make online business safer. Digital identification will be the key to doing business with partners.

Protocol layer security: Protocol security will be an important focus area, with a lot of work being done in transport layer security. More compression techniques and encryption levels will be seen in the coming year. Application layer security will gain an edge in the security domain, as more and more security will be built around applications.

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