The Top Ten Security Threats for 2008 (Part 5)

November 20, 2007

Here is another top ten cybersecurity threat for 2008.  After I post all ten, I might reorder them, so please hang with me until the end, thanks!  

One of the most critical threats for 2008 continues to be:

      — Password and Identity Theft from Phishing, Spyware, Malware and Theft of Hardware.

It goes without saying that our passwords are “the keys to the kingdom” in a manner of speaking; and criminals want them!

Phishing continues to rise. Malware and spyware is increasing exponentially.   Criminals are working hard to steal your passwords.  This is a major threat, it goes without saying, and it never goes away!  So, I’ll keep this post short.

Stay tuned for more 10 ten information security threats!

HP Reports the Asia-Pacific Market Up 20 Percent

November 20, 2007

I have been advising folks that the US focus on fighting two wars in the Middle East and the subprime meltdown was going to have an adverse effect on IT expenditures in the US;  and advising that companies should consider an aggressive APAC sales strategy for IT.

In this CNN report, As U.S. Cools, World Demand Helps H.P. Outpace Rivals, HP reports that excluding currency effects, the growth in North America was up 10 percent, to $11.9 billion, compared with the same period a year ago.  Sales grew 19 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to $11.6 billion.

The strongest performer was the Asia-Pacific market where HP reported a 20 percent increase in sales, to $4.8 billion.