It's Scary Out There
Not one to shy away from theatrics, Symantec CEO Enrique Salem said that the IT environment is in a period of "profound change" as the workforce becomes more mobile, virtualized and cloud-focused. In particular, Salem noted that security threats were rapidly changing, with malware becoming more "targeted, more toxic and more lethal," even used in cyber espionage activities. Case in point? The Stuxnet virus, surfaced as a 500-megabyte weapon, created with espionage and search and destroy capabilities and designed to target Uranium enrichment facilities in Iran. Looking ahead, Salem said that organizations would almost certainly become more vulnerable to these types of attacks.