The Nexus of Forces is transforming the approach towards information security as new requirements are brought about by social, mobile, cloud and information. Gartner predicts that traditional security models will be strained to the point that, by 2020, 60 percent of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches, up from less than 10 percent in 2013.
An increasingly mobile workforce is demanding access to systems and information at anytime from anywhere. In this interconnected and virtualized world, security policies tied to physical attributes and devices are becoming redundant and businesses must learn to accommodate new demands being made on IT while also maintaining more traditional security controls.
“We are faced with a ‘perfect storm’ – the convergence of socialization, consumerization, virtualization and cloudification that will force radical changes in information security infrastructure over the next decade,” said Tom Scholtz, vice president and Gartner fellow. “Organizations are changing radically – tearing down and redefining traditional boundaries via collaboration, outsourcing and the adoption of cloud-based services – and information security must change with them.”