BY MARK SHAW
The year 2016 will be the year of security.
Physical, virtual or cyber, it’s all about security.
2016 will be the year that security takes the stage
in a major way.
After all the breaches of last year, companies
big and small are being pushed to consider who
has access to their data and how do they protect
it. It will also be the year that organizations start
to consider how they consume technology services
and will demand the model bends to how
they desire to use them. The IT service model will
change from providing a set service list to one of
al la` carte services. Clients will want it their way
with a selection of services that meet their needs.
As small and large organizations alike continue
to expand the use of technology, the cloud
and the buzz word “internet of things” (or IoT),
they are starting to consider the security implications
of their decisions. Security is no longer
the ability to provide a penetration test of the
environment, list the items wrong and remedy
them. That is old thinking in a new world.
Businesses will want a macro-level view of
their security needs. They will want to know that
their data and access to their networks are constantly
monitored and any leak of information
is not just detected but qualified and quantified.
This holds true in both the physical and virtual