Are the days of individual computer security behind us? The president of the Australian Internet Industry Association seems to think so.
While security was once implemented on a per-machine basis, new threats require countermeasures at the network and protocol levels. Nowhere is this more obvious than in hosted applications and other SaaS implementations. Man-in-the-middle attacks, session hijacks, even attacks against “cloud” providers are all beyond the capabilities of an individual user to handle.
Brave new world.