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Symantec's Top Trends in IT security from 2011 and for 2012

With the end of the year close at hand, Symantec has taken a look back at the top trends in IT security from 2011 that we think will continue throughout 2012. A summary of the list is below. You may read the complete analysis here.

  • Advanced persistent threats (APTs) continued to target industrial control-related organizations, while critical infrastructure protection program awareness and engagement waned.
  • As the use of smart mobile devices has exploded, the risks surrounding them - particularly mobile malware and data loss - have also experienced unprecedented growth. o
  • Cybercrime's spread from the criminal underground to the business mainstream was highlighted by a surge in targeted attacks.
  • High-profile hacks of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate providers and malware threats that misuse SSL certificates became an issue in 2011, driving SSL Certificate Authorities (CAs) and website owners to take stricter security measures to protect themselves and their customers.

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