"5.) Trends like cloud computing will put more information at
"Cloud computing promises to be one of the battlefields where
technology titans like Microsoft and Google will compete. It also
promises to be a gigantic security risk.
""The biggest problem with cloud computing is identity
management," Hollister said. "Once an attacker has used false
credentials to get into a network, that person is then considered a
trusted user. Any hacker worth his salt can then get through the
rest of the network’s defenses in several minutes. In cloud
computing, the weakest link is the identity of the dumbest
"Every security pro knows that users are the weakest link in any
security chain, but with more and more information moving offsite
and to the Internet, those weak-link users pose a much bigger
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