7. Inside Jobs
Expect inside threats, which have always been one of the biggest sources of data loss, to increase even more. As the economy worsens, companies will be forced to further reduce staff and resources. Consequently, more disgruntled workers will find ways to seek retribution from their employers. And sometimes that retribution will come in the form of taking valuable data, trading company secrets with competitors or pilfering money from the company (remember the film "Office Space"?). And companies that conduct massive layoffs will also have to deal with an onslaught of access issues and open accounts that will open up the door for both internal and external attacks.