It is hard to believe that Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 is almost here. This year, it is anticipated that conversations will take a deeper dive into more intelligent security strategies and what their role is in the development of smarter infrastructures. Advanced security applications and data-enabled insights are a few main topics that will be top of mind for participants and attendees at GSX 2019.
Outsourcing by companies has been an area of growth for many years, and the trend does not seem to be slowing down. For example, Gartner is forecasting a 17 percent growth in public cloud use worldwide in 2019. Leading the way is infrastructure-as-a-service or (IaaS) with an expected 27 percent growth alone.
The relentless bombardment of cyber-attacks, and the fear of a breach and all that entails, have led to some rather dramatic changes in the Chief Information Security Officer position recently. It has long been considered the corporate hot seat, where job security is a misnomer and the average tenure is less than two years. That may still be true for many, but changes are happening that are finally allowing the CISO to emerge from the shadows of the IT department.
As CSO, Steve Baker is reponsible for the strategic plans and operations of the Global Security and Investigatives function. How does he guide direction and ensure alignment with the business functions of a successful enterprise?
Two consistent and related themes in enterprise technology have emerged in recent years, both involving rapid and dramatic change. One is the rise of the digital enterprise across sectors and internationally. The second is the need for IT to react quickly and aggressively develop innovations to meet the enterprise’s digital aspirations.
In a world where devices of all types are connected to networks, the need to maintain strong cybersecurity is greater than ever. For organizations, particularly those that retain financial and other sensitive company and customer data, cybersecurity is critical, as the results of a network breach could be catastrophic.
Security organizations may be late adopters of technology to manage their workforces, but once implemented, the early benefits of technological solutions become quite clear to them. They’re waking up to understand that simply placing a security officer at a post is no longer a viable option.