How Accurate Are Microsoft’s 2014 Security Predictions?

Microsoft is giving the security world a sneak peak of what it thinks will be the biggest threats in 2014. In a blog post entitled, EUTop Cyber Threat Prediction for 2014,EU RedmondEUs Tim Rains, a director of Trustworthy Computing, offered a glimpse into the future as his company sees it -- with a little help from his companions.

Before we get into the list, we asked Ken Pickering, director of engineering, CORE Security, for his review of MicrosoftEUs predictions. He told us thereEUs very little to argue with here, but other than the World Cup, this could easily be a list for 2013 or even 2015.

EUItEUs like tracking the delta of the OWASP Top Ten over the years. How often does something have to surface as an issue before the industry takes it seriously and actually fixes the problem?EU he asked. EUUsually these sorts of lists make me painfully aware of how little progress the security industry makes as time rolls on.EU

Cybersecurity Regulatory Efforts Will Spark Greater Need for Harmonization

Paul Nicholas, a senior director of Global Security Strategy for MicrosoftEUs Trustworthy Computing, predicts the U.S. government will release its Cybersecurity Framework and this will begin a more detailed conversation between what can be accomplished by leveraging voluntary efforts, standards and tailored regulatory actions.

EUSimilarly, the directive on Network and Information Security (NIS) discussions in the European Union (E.U.) will continue to evolve and examine how to improve security, including raising more detailed discussions of incident reporting. The U.S. and E.U. efforts will not happen in isolation,EU he said. EUIt will be important to ensure that we do not end up with hundreds of different approaches to cybersecurity. This type of approach would begin to erode the base of the global ICT industry. In 2014, I predict that policy makers, private...

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