IBM predicts security misery

More sobering stats. A report by IBM’s Internet Security Systems division says that 2007 will be a bumper year for IT vulnerabilities. It talks of a major growth in vulnerabilities in 2006, with 20 new ones reported every day, and says the trend is set to accelerate in 2007.

We see similar figures on a regular basis so in itself this story is alarming but hardly earth shattering. What would make a difference would be if companies like IBM joined the chorus to encourage businesses to get certified to the relevant security standards.