Security will be big priority for businesses in 2012

Security will be big priority for businesses in 2012

With more information being driven online, one company believes businesses taking priority in security will be a big trend for 2012. Imperva predicted that increased external attacks and an inflow of new programs will encourage businesses, especially ecommerce companies, to adopt and implement the latest security measures and obtain PCI compliance.

"Instead of trying to control data at the source, IT organizations try to regulate the usage of end-user devices and de-cloud data access," Imperva said. According to the report, hackers will be more prevalent in 2012 and businesses will need to equip themselves to help battle against those who are out to get information from their websites and eCommerce storefronts.

Other trends the company expects to see in 2012 include more ill effects from people using social media, companies looking for more tools to protect internal collaboration and an increase in denial of service attacks.

PCI Compliance Guide's website said home-based businesses are a more serious target for hackers because they are not as well protected and are usually on devices that are always logged on.