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Security innovations need to catch up with technology trends
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of August 2017, Vol. 19, No. 6
When I wrote about fiber optic communications in the late 1990s, that industry was focused on the growing need for higher bandwidth and the build out of fiber to the home, metro networks and transoceanic cables. Roughly 20 years later, much of what we talked about then is happening -- global networks and internet communications have taken hold, and consumers worldwide have flocked to bandwidth-intensive applications. Many companies spend considerable sums on research and development to keep technologies up-to-date and monetize trends. Looking forward is a key function of leadership for CIOs -- and increasingly, CISOs -- on the lookout for information technology threats and vulnerabilities as well as security innovations. When we asked CISOs and venture capitalists about technology that could transform enterprise security models -- and how to prepare -- security innovations in a few major areas stood out. Not surprising, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation were at the top of many experts' lists, according to...
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Features in this issue
Information security managers and venture capitalists weigh in on which digital trends are changing security operations and how IT teams should deal with the fallout.
The new CISO at Delta Air Lines earned her wings by sticking with security from the start. As the airline industry faces new challenges, Deborah Wheeler takes on a leadership role.
Help is on the way. Companies moving to public cloud infrastructure try out a new crop of cloud visibility tools to monitor configurations and security policy.
Columns in this issue
When we asked CISOs and venture capitalists about disruptive technologies that could transform enterprise security models -- and how to prepare for them -- a few trends stood out.
E. Kelly Fitzsimmons started with coconuts and then sold four companies. A serial entrepreneur discusses security and technology startups and why embracing failure works.