Today we released volume 11 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv11), covering the period January to June 2011. With detailed analysis on 105 countries, it is the largest and most in-depth report on cyber-threats we have ever developed.
This will be the second year that my colleague Adrienne Hall, general manager, Trustworthy Computing keynotes at RSA Europe. Last year she spoke about botnets being the backbone of cybercrime, highlighted the security practices IT professionals can continue to focus on, and mentioned the partnership with law enforcement as important to making progress. The subject of this year’s keynote is more esoteric; Adrienne talked about trust relative to cloud computing; specifically, that cloud vendors need to demonstrate a variety of capabilities to increase confidence and stimulate further cloud adoption.
I’ve been at the excellent Interop show in New York and have attended most of the Information Security and Risk Management sessions that have been delivered by a truly impressive line-up of speakers from all the big security firms.
It’s not that surprising, but the common themes coming through are that cyber criminals are getting sneakier, threats are more sophisticated and dealing with them is increasingly complex.