Future trends of malware

Alex Scoble at Computerworld flags up an interesting item in Whitedust’s paper on Future Trends of Malware. This is a worthwhile – if lengthy – read and brings home to any doubters just how pernicious and rapidly evolving the IT security threat is. The article does quite a nice job of summarising and in part quantifying the current malware situation. Its predictions for 2006 and beyond include a major rise in mobile malware, open source malware and various other new developments.

Not too surprising that Computerworld’s recent survey of 338 IT executives found that security is their number 1 project priority for the year ahead!