Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Reflections on 2005

We are heading fast for the end of 2005 and it was a year with no shortage of InfoSec action.

Here is my personal summary of the biggest or most important security stories that occured in 2005 from the 350 postings recorded on this site since May 10th. Selections are made based upon the importance or relevance of the information they provide or their impact/influence on trends we can expect to see developing in the future.

MAY
Microsoft enters the Antivirus Market

JUNE
Data Security Laws sprout in the US in wake of data breaches
Cardsystems breach exposes 40 million account details
Security concerns severely stunt e-commerce

JULY
Sarbanes Oxley worsens security
Proffessional cybercrime takes hold
Cisco IOS flaw revealed at BlackHat conference

AUG
Wave of Network Worms strike the globe
Publicized security breaches to rocket
Jericho forum challenge winners announced

SEPT
VOIP driving security market
It's official : Combat Spyware at the Gateway
Gartner warns of offshore security risk
Security dominates SOX product spend
CIO/PwC Global State of InfoSec study

OCT
Endpoint data protection will become a big issue and focus
First TNC products released
Top security mistakes to avoid
ISO 27001 Standards published

NOV
Industry Group plans secure VOIP Practices
Security key to convergence
The Sony DRM security fiasco
Regulators force banks to two-factor authentication
Cisco IOS makes it to SANS Top-Twenty lists
Cybercrime proceeds bigger than drug trafficking

DEC
InfoSec proffessionals gaining clout in boardrooms
Spyware soars in 2005


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