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Staying ahead of the hackers

The RSA confab this week brings 10,000 security industry players together to discuss the topics ranging from cryptography and federated identity to ethical hacking and incident response. While a great deal of attention is paid to cybersecurity, the rate of attacks is accelerating. Considering that we are really at the beginning of the digital age, we are in for a few rough few decades as the security tools try to stay a step ahead of the hackers. According to an Internet Security Threat Report released in February by Symantec, vulnerabilities in products increased 81.5 percent in 2002 from the previous year. Network-protection firm Internet Security Systems reported that the number of security events detected by companies in the first quarter of 2003 jumped nearly 84 percent over the preceding three months. Jan Hruska, CEO of anti-virus maker Sophos, claims that 1,000 viruses are created every month. Full Story

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