Ovum urges businesses to take extra care on IT security

Tuesday 3 December 2013

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Businesses will need to be even more vigilant in terms of IT security as the number of attacks continues to rise, it has been suggested.

In its 2014 Trends to Watch report, technology analyst Ovum said no organisation can afford to consider itself immune from danger.

Even the best-protected government, military and business systems have already been breached, and in 2014 they will to be put under "further pressure", the analyst said.

Ovum claimed that security-as-a-service will be "the way forward" for a growing number of organisations, while cloud and mobility will change the way businesses approach IT security and user protection.

Andrew Kellett, principal analyst for IT software at Ovum, forecast that, in 2014, cyber espionage and state-sponsored threats "will continue to make headlines".

"But the concerning underlying trend is that similar technology can and will be used against ordinary businesses," he stated.

"Security experts recognise the rise in use of sophisticated malware, and this is driving the need for better and more proactive security."

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Posted by Alex Boardman