IT Security Predictions For 2011

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The Rise Of Mobile Malware

Gartner predicts that 2011 will be the year that the number of smartphones and other Internet-ready mobile devices will exceed the number of PCs. And with the explosion of Internet-ready mobile devices being used in the workplace, it stands to reason that mobile malware will experience a similar exponential increase.

Already the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace and lack of secure applications, have left gaping security holes in security infrastructure-- a problem that experts say isn't going to be resolved any time soon.

Researchers at SonicWall maintain that mobile platforms will eventually drive the data leakage problem in light of the widespread adoption of devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad and Droid, resulting in untold expenses, security vulnerabilities and compliance headaches for organizations down the road.

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