What the Future Holds for Network Security, Firewalls, and VPNs

This chapter focuses on the future of network security, firewalls, and VPNs.

How does a security expert discern what the future holds? A number of factors should influence your planning as you try to draw a road map for your information security strategy:

  • Historical progression of threats—If you are familiar with how threats have progressed over time, you will have a better understanding of where those threats may be headed in the future. For example, 10 years ago, virtually all malware attacks were focused on operating systems (OSs). Today, malware attacks go after applications far more than OSs. Browsers are a particularly popular target for attacks today.
  • Your industry—Each ...

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