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April - 2009 - issue > Technology

CIO Security Predictions: Top Three Trends Affecting Enterprise Risk

Gaurav Agarwal
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Gaurav Agarwal
Management

Cloud computing, service oriented architecture (SOA), and other rapidly emerging technologies are increasing the threats to data governance strategies. Knowing how the threats are changing is key to successful risk management planning - and critical to your bottom line.

In this new global reality of companies rushing to exploit the opportunities of SOAs, clouds, and other distributed models of computing, both determined outsiders and insiders may seek to exploit vulnerabilities. Consequently, the pervasiveness of these technologies marks a fundamental change in how organizations should approach the accompanying security challenges, especially the top three challenges identified by many organizations as being fundamentally important in the next year.

Identity

Every day billions of people are connecting to one another in the virtual world and therefore identity has taken on a new focus. Applications are no longer secured behind a firewall; they are becoming more and more composites and mash-ups created from sources inside and outside the enterprise. Transactions depend on the level of trust each party places in the other’s credentials and the systems supporting them. Yet, considering the rising instances of identity theft and fraud, it is clear that without instituting policies, processes, and best practices, trust can be misplaced, unauthorized, or uncertain.


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