5. Network Security Retooling
A panel of experts at the 2013 RSA Conference said poorly configured and maintained security appliances lead to networks that can be easily penetrated by cybercriminals, including nation-states conducting espionage activity. Often a newly installed appliance gives corporate executives a false sense of security, they said. Solution providers may be increasingly relied on to provide an assessment of network security infrastructure, conduct remote maintenance of firewalls, IPS appliances and other security devices on the network. The NSA surveillance revelations also could fuel interest in locking down wireless networks and better VPN technology to encrypt network traffic to remote employees.