A report from European Union security agency Enisa says that cloud computing, wireless networks, and supply chain integrity should be the focus of information technology security research during the next three to five years. Europe must focus on policy and law enforcement challenges, in addition to technical issues, according to the report, "Priorities for Research on Current and Emerging Network Trends."
"Cloud computing models can benefit greatly from the international harmonization of data protection, retention, and privacy regulations," the report says. "Research is also needed to better understand the best practices and policies that will facilitate effective incident handling."
The study also calls for guidelines and standards for evaluating and certifying cloud-based services. Real-time detection and diagnosis systems, future wireless networks, and sensor networks are other areas in need of greater attention from researchers.
With regard to wireless network security, Europe must address the requirements for resilience, as well as network mechanisms, intrusion detection, and recovery mechanisms.
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