Trends in network operator security

Its 2003 and everyone is making their predictions. What trends are
network operators seeing for Internet security?

Old favorites
   Buffer overflows
   Distributed Denial of Service
   Poor passwords (cisco/sanfran)
   Poorly coded systems
   Blame the user for not protecting poorly coded systems

Trends
   Attack the network (why? because we can)
   Proxy relay hiding (its not just for SMTP anymore)
   Combo Bot/Trojan/Worms
   Embedded software "upgrades"

Any other trends network operators are seeing?

:Its 2003 and everyone is making their predictions. What trends are
:network operators seeing for Internet security?

- Backdoors will be found in every major OS after they have been shipped
  on disk.

- More reports of trojaned packages.

- Resurgance of the "cc" conspiracy that says all code is backdoored
  by the compiler.

- Dealing with mountains of IDS data. Especially as customers
  and investors demand the use of these kinds of technologies.

- Demands from LEO's regarding tracking users of wireless networks.
  General legal attacks on any technology that facilitates anonymity.

- Blame shifted to the service provider for vulnerabilities, more ISP's
  will get into the managed security business. They will be the next big
  vertical for MSS companies.

- Spam will finally be widely recognized as a security issue. My pet
  definition of spam being any message that relies on the lack of
  policy enforcement features in mail protocols for delivery, will be
  widely adopted.

- Lots of new exploits affecting image processing and multi-media
  libraries and applications.

:Any other trends network operators are seeing?

Multi-payload and multi-attack vector worms and viruses. More
hostile code that uses mail and file shares to spread.

Tunneling protocols and applications to evade firewalls,
and detection.

Security, security and more security.

How did peoples predictions from last year fare?

So I said some things around this time last year
and it's funny how things turned out.