I will not guess at who will be the next US president, or what the stock markets will do, but here are my thoughts on the development of computer security products. Existing trends will continue. There will be fewer stand alone products and more suites. Publishers who have good technologies will continue to be bought out, or engage in lucrative licensing deals. Improvements will be incremental. There will be no breakthrough technologies reaching the consumer level. Behavior analysis detection will become widespread in AV products and integration among the various components will increase to the point where there will be significant disincentives to disable on component in favor of a solution from another publisher. The flood of malware for profit will continue unabated. Law enforcement based on 19th century concepts will not catch up for several more years, if not a decade. Flaws in the legal infrastructure that place the burden of losses from fraudulently obtained credit cards on merchants, rather than the card issuers, will continue to provide incentives for computer criminals. The large percentage of Windows systems with expired AV's and inoperative firewalls will not change by much. Vista users will disable UAC in droves, thus neutering the most significant security feature in the new OS. In other words, things will not get better before they get worse.