More companies will automate security for PCI compliance in 2012

More companies will automate security for PCI compliance in 2012

Moving into the next year, one security expert believes businesses will try and automate the security services to achieve better PCI compliance.

Michael Hamelin, chief security architect for Tufin Software Technologies, wrote his top IT predictions for next year on Business Computing Network and said network security audits will be automated so companies can rely less on periodical audits. This should help requirements particularly in the PCI DSS space, he said.

"I predict that even those organizations who are not bound to the need for direct regulatory compliance standard will still adopt standards like PCI DSS as a methodology to create a robust network security framework," he said of another prediction. He also believes that security will become easier and firewall adoptions will continue their strong growth.

Steven Northcutt writes on Sans Technology Institute's website that 2012 and 2013 may see an "emerging security threat" with growing custom malware attacks and improved response from businesses. He believes IT and data security will become more widespread across companies as more battles will have to be fought against attacks.