We are seeing a fundamental shift in the way IT is consumed, and subsequently secured, and it’s mostly driven by mobile. The recent SBIC report, “Realizing the Mobile Enterprise: Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Consumer Devices,” highlights these shifts. There are a number of trends around mobility that make it a distinctly different and new security challenge to consider
I have worked on mobile security strategy for RSA for the last two years now, and during that tenure the market continues to evolve and move at a rapid pace, which no doubt is putting more stress and uncertainty into the minds of security professionals. But, just the other day I saw a graphic in Computerworld that really summed up the entire mobility movement. Take a look:
The Security for Business Innovation Council report published last month lays out a roadmap for responding “When Advanced Persistent Threats Go Mainstream” (as the report title puts it). One of the most important recommendations in that report is captured by Roland Cloutier, VP and CSO of ADP Inc, when he says: “you have to have the resources and a process for risk decision-making that enable rapid changes to your protection platform.” That is, the roadmap in the report doesn’t lead to a static, unchanging security monolith. It’s a model for a process that builds dynamism into security, not unlike the architectural model of the Dynamic Tower that David Fisher has designed for Dubai.
In January 2010, at the turn of the decade, I wrote the following lines in my blog: “It will be an interesting decade from a cybercrime perspective. Employees are one of the weakest links in corporate security… The current defenses cannot suffice, and the industry must think of a new defense doctrine.” A lot of folks in the security space raised an eyebrow.
Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres -Spanish Proverb: “A man is known by the company he keeps” “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana Don’t get caught flat footed by the way regulations are changing, demanding, costly and sweeping the world. Better yet, don’t get squashed [...]