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In 2010, cloud adoption among US small medium businesses (SMBs) was just 5 percent—today, 37 percent are on the cloud, and the percentage will double by 2020, according to Forbes.
Two years ago, the world rushed to say the antivirus industry is dead. I disagree simply because antivirus companies do not exist anymore. I haven’t seen a security company that limits its portfolio to one, traditional security (antivirus) solution. Those who’ve tried are dead and gone, but most of them have morphed into cybersecurity companies.
If your organization isn’t being systematic and proactive when it comes to securing your web applications, you’re not doing everything that can be done to defend systems and data. And that could lead to interruption in software services, stolen data, lost revenue, or the embarrassing and costly exposure of customers’ personally identifiable financial information.
The fear of not having enough privacy has been on many people’s mind for the past couple of years, as internet service providers have started collecting user data to either better their marketing campaigns or provide new services that fit customers’ needs.
Cloud security concerns are starting to dissolve away as security technology and risk management practices mature in cloud and virtualized environments.
It’s no secret that the public cloud has become a way of life for many businesses as well as consumers looking to download apps or store their large data files.
Two of the more prominent trends in the IT world are the continuing growth of cloud computing and the increasing use of data analytics as a valuable business tool. Both of these areas can play a prominent role in information security efforts—and indeed to some extent they already are, according to recent research reports.
While rare, every now and then, major cloud providers such as Amazon must ponder interrupting service to reboot parts of their environments. It is a curious thing, and leads to asking, “Why?”
As cloud initiatives shift from cost savings efforts to strategic transformations of IT and the business, CISOs are finding that in many ways they need to completely reimagine their security controls to keep up.
As we head into RSA next month, chances are high that software defined perimeter (SDP) will jockey for position there in the infosec alphabet-soup lexicon. A new piece out this week in the Wall Street Journal shows that a lot of very large enterprises have high hopes for this NIST-backed protocol as security teams struggle in the cloud era to balance management of risk with maintenance of their relevance to the business.
Much has been said in the last five years about how security “needs a seat at the business table”. When this is uttered by a security professional, usually among other security professionals, everyone typically nods and looks at one another knowingly, as if this is a foregone conclusion. Well, it’s not.
Most security teams are still those thankless security nerds that focus on the compliance checkbox. Why? We provide real value…right? We’re defenders of the univer….errr, enterprise!