The next big threat

I’ve just been informed that a recent video interview with me on Sarb Sarb Sembhi’s excellent Virtually Informed site has been voted “Answer of the Month for May”. It’s my response to the question “Where the next threat will come from?”

In my view it’s attacks on integrity of data that will be the next big concern. We don’t see many of these attacks, so we don’t do as much as we should to defend the integrity of our intellectual property. But the impact of even a small change to a database can be hugely damaging to services, confidence and reputation.  

The focus of our e-Business security has only in recent years switched from availability to confidentiality. The next focus will be integrity.