The Top Security Stories Of 2009
No doubt, 2009 was a year for "new" security trends. New threats such as Conficker emerged, infecting a record 5 million PCs around the world, while social networking sites provided a new frontier for malicious attacks. And denial-of-service attacks, while not new, were used as a new tool for political activists to shut down commercial and government Web sites.
Meanwhile, Washington led a new charge against cyberthreats. On the channel front, security giants such as McAfee and Symantec appointed new leaders to improve stymied channel relations in the worst economic recession in 75 years.