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Surprised about Edward Snowden's leaks of classified data to the entire world? Well, it shouldn't be a surprise to everyone. Snowden's now-famous revelations follow a set of known, predictable patterns that his managers might well have recognized, if they were looking.
My January 2013 report, Insider Theft Through IT Sabotage, describes the perfect storm of conditions that led to Snowden's acts. Saboteurs will continue to "surprise" the management of organizations that don't consider the following.
Who, what, when, where, how?
IT insiders commit 21% of cyber incidents, and systems administrators (like Snowden) are among the principal instigators of information systems sabotage. The crime is conceived and set up while the perpetrator is still employed and…
We recently completed the security appliance APEJ (Asia/Pacific excluding Japan) market sizing and forecast. Here are some key takeaways:
- The security appliance market remains relatively positive and is expected to reach US$3,059 million in customer revenues by 2017.
- We expect the growth to be strong especially in fast-growing, emerging markets like China, India, and the ASEAN.
- We expect the security appliance market to enjoy healthy growth across various market segments, particularly in the UTM, content management (Web, Messaging) and IPS segments.
- Driven by the adoption of next-gen firewalls, the UTM function is…
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