2020 threats: too far away to discuss or too close to ignore? presented at Virus Bulletin 2011

by Maksym Schipka (Kaspersky lab),

URL : http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2011/abstracts/SchipkaNikishin.xml

Summary : "We live in interesting times. The pace of change in the IT industry is immense: software created a month ago is already
outdated today. The ways we use the Internet are changing and the global information ecosystem changes our lives - think
about the revolutions in the Middle East. We use feeds more and more instead of traditional browsing. Our personal computers
get replaced by mobile devices. Company IT infrastructures are converted to a set of services provided via the web. Our
information is somewhere out there 'in the cloud', available, accessible, ready for us anywhere, anytime. It is also
available and ready for the bad guys anywhere, anytime. It greatly influences the IT security model in general and threat
detection technologies and 'products' in particular. By examining the technology change and innovations in the way we use the global information ecosystem, the authors will
attempt to predict the shape of the anti-threat market in 2020. The presentation will talk about the kinds of threats that
will exist, the types of 'products' that will be needed and the characteristics of threat protection companies that will
remain relevant. The goal of the presentation is to open the minds of anti-threat experts and modern IT decision makers
to the challenges of our high-tech future. "