How Will Technology Disrupt the Enterprise in 2011?

How Will Technology Disrupt the Enterprise in 2011?.

Constellation Group’s Ray Wang lists five core disruptive technologies: social, mobile, cloud, analytics, and unified communications.

What’s interesting to us at Cymbel is that each of them require rethinking compliance and security to mitigate the new risks their deployments create for the enterprise. In other words, inadequately addressing the security and compliance risks around these technologies will inhibit deployment.

What are the risks?

  • Social – The new threat vector – the “inside-out” attack, i.e. rather than having to penetrate the enterprise from the outside-in, all a cybercriminal has to do is lure the insider to an external malware-laden web page.
  • Mobile – All the types of attacks we’ve seen over the years against desktops and laptops are finding their way onto smart phones.
  • Cloud – Will you put trade secrets and PII out in a public cloud deployment without protecting them from third party access? How will you verify that no third parties, like the administrators at SaaS companies are not accessing your data?
  • Analytics – Good security technology has only recently taken hold for traditional relational databases that rely on the SQL access language. The new analytics are about new ways of storing and accessing data for analysis. How do you monitor and control access?
  • Unified Communications – Attempting to apply traditional IPSec VPN technology to converged data, voice, and video networks creates unacceptable latency issues and unstable session connections. And MPLS itself does not provide encryption.

Cymbel’s mission is to provide the information security and compliance solutions which enable these technologies. We help our clients rethink and re-implement defense-in-depth.

Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

As an Information Security and Compliance Solution Provider, we are enablers of technology change.