Computer Security Watch
What's in store
for us security wise?
There has been a lot happening with regards to computer security over the years,
both at home and industry front. Below are some things that have been happening lately - some of them are good and,
unfortunately, some are not.
The Good News
First the good news items in the home security arena:
1. We're more serious about our
We are getting a lot more serious about our home and online security. This
has a lot of reasons behind it. For example, new privacy laws are mandating organizations to tighten their
security. Look to see more consumer privacy laws passed during this year and more tightening of security
We are more serious about computer security, but need to stay
dilligent and keep up with new threats prevention.
2. Authentication requirements
Various identity and access authentication requirements are increasing. This is
closing in large security holes that have existed. Corporations are requiring a great deal more of authentication
to get into secure systems. Communication is being encrypted. (This also is on the
bad news side - see below.)
3. Sophisticated security
There is a plethora of sophisticated programs to help us be more secure and they
will continue to get better. Competition right now is strong in the security industry sparking a lot of
4. ISPs are becoming more
ISPs - Internet Service Providers - are now taking on the responsibility to help
us with our computer and online security. Take AOL's recent commercials as a good sign that others will follow the
The Bad News
Now the bad news on security:
1. Security costs are
Securing our networks is costing us. Most companies are globalizing their
organizations, which costs a lot of money to make them secure. Of course all these extra cost are getting passed
down on to the end user - us; when we buy products and pay for their services. It will get worse before it gets
2. Security requirements verging
Acces and identity authentication requirements are increasing. This is getting
claustrophobic. Corporations are requiring a great deal more authentication to get into secure systems. (This is
also on the good news side - see above.) Unfortunately, for the end user, it is one more thing to be unhappy about,
not unlike airport security lines.
3. More sophisticated
Hackers are getting more sophisticated. For example, Botnets are becoming more complex and harder and harder to
catch and stop. Do a search on botnets on the Internet. They really are causing a whole lot of problems, but it
does not stop there. The number of viruses
and malware out there is staggering.
4. Spam is on the
Spammers keep finding more creative ways to fill our email boxes. Don't look for this
trend to stop anytime soon. As a result, both the users and ISPs are adding more filters to their email systems,
sometime causing the legitimate messages to get "chewed" by the filters.
computer security means being aware of the ever growing
number of computer viruses, malware and other online threats that
serious problems to your computer devices.
Improve your Home Computer protection and
On the balance of the things, everyone's getting more sophisticated - both the
security attackers and the security firms fighting to preserve our home and computers security. Gone are the days
of 'internet innocence', as it has becoming increasingly dangerous to spend even a few minutes online without some
kind of antivirus and other internet security protection.
On this web site you will find a collection of articles and advice on how to
protect your computer and your home from the increasing intrusions and outside threats. We trust that this
information will be useful to you and will continue to bring you more useful home and computer security articles on
a regular basis.