I’m attending Symantec’s worldwide analyst conference in New York City today (24 May 2011). Symantec’s CEO, Enrique Salem, kicked off the morning with a discussion of Symantec’s role in the changing world of IT and information security.
Enrique called out five megatrends that are challenging our preconceptions about the role of IT and information security: the changing threat landscape; the explosion in information; mobility; virtualization and the shift to Cloud-based computing — pretty similar to my list from the beginning of 2010.
Enrique’s vision? To address and embrace these megatrends, IT and information security must shift to an information-centric approach with its focus on the people and the information they need, not the devices they use. In his words, delivering the right information at the right time, independent of device.
Getting the right information to the right entity at the right time in the right context to take the right action within a framework of managed risk.
Is this single statement the true purpose of IT and Information Security?
Category: Cloud Cloud Security Information Security Next-generation Security Infrastructure Virtualization Virtualization Security Tags: Cloud Security, Information Security, Next-generation Data Center, Next-generation Security Infrastructure, Security-Summit-NA, Virtualization Security