SOURCE: SecureState, LLC

January 31, 2008 10:38 ET

SecureState Releases Top Eight Security Trends for 2008

Hackers Directly Impacting Corporate Security

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - SecureState, an information security firm specializing in assessments, announces the release of the Top Eight Trends for 2008.

Every year, SecureState works to secure over one-hundred different companies, spanning across various industries. During their tenure, SecureState consultants have seen the rise and fall of various security trends each year.

SecureState has decided to publish those trends that they see directly influencing budgets, decisions and consumer confidence in the next 12 months.

Hackers wreaked havoc in 2007, causing a record number of information security breaches. Many companies are a step behind the hacking community because they do not have a specific person or group that manages their security. An increase in the hiring of Chief Information Security Officers will be a top trend for 2008.

Another heavy player again in 2008 is the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). PCI will make web application security mandatory as of June 2008. This includes Payment Application DSS, which enforces proper secure coding practices in the Software Development Life Cycle.

PCI will also increase focus on Levels two through four (companies processing less than six-million transactions per year). It was reported in 2007 that only 55 percent of the companies in these levels were compliant ("September 2007 Compliance Report," Visa).

Other big issues outlined in the Top eight in '08 include convergence of physical and logical security, HIPAA and globalization.

To access the Top 8 Trends visit


SecureState LLC is an information security assessment and protection firm serving commercial, professional and government industries. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, SecureState can address security needs quickly and efficiently. SecureState professionals have worked within government, commercial, and Big 4 consulting companies to determine their state of security for close to two decades. Some of the largest organizations within their respective industries have trusted the advice and recommendations of SecureState professionals pertaining to the design, implementation, management, and testing of their security architectures.

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