One of the biggest challenges for IT today is that of driving innovation to support the business while mitigating the risk of an ever-increasing set of security threats.
Is it possible to adopt new technologies and maintain and improve security in an increasingly fluid datacenter environment? Some industry leaders would insist that it's not only possible, but imperative, to achieve both goals - and become the center of innovation for the company.
To be the center of innovation for the business, IT needs to exploit the opportunities of mobile, bring-your-own-device, virtualization, Platform-as-a-Service, infrastructure-as-a-Service, cloud computing, software-defined storage, and other emerging technologies.
Cyber threats are growing in sheer numbers and diversity of vectors and attackers, making security a greater challenge and higher priority than ever, even attracting the attention of the c-suite and board. New technologies can add to the complexity of securing an increasingly dynamic environment.
This web book takes a closer look at the security issues that senior IT decision makers face today and how they can resolve the innovation-versus-security conundrum.
Organizations that say “yes” to innovation in a security-responsible manner create an environment where security and innovation both thrive, according to the 2014 TELUS-Rotman Security Study. The study shows that enterprises with a “yes” focus have greater satisfaction with security postures, fewer breaches (9.5 vs. 14.9 breaches on average), and better risk management capability.1
1. “Saying ‘Yes’ Helps Drive Enterprise Innovation,” Security magazine, June 1, 2014.