Speech Topic & Synopses
With the global economic environment still looking uncertain, organizations are looking to balance imperatives of growth with the pressure to achieve cost savings. As a result, while striving to step up IT spending they are doing so at a cautiously optimistic pace.
Information security is now being viewed in a more holistic form where it is no longer point solutions to protect specific parts of the organization against IT threats but end-to-end solutions that help protect and sustain data, ensure business continuity and adherence to industry regulatory requirements.
While IT threats continue to increase in volume and sophistication so does the complexity of IT security solutions being deployed across organizations. Decision makers are now faced with the challenge of creating a fine balance between deploying information security solutions across all platforms traditional, virtual/cloud, mobile/on-device and social and making sure that right policies and processes are laid out and enforced. As a result, information security is now gradually emerging as a topic of discussion in the corporate boardroom.
In this session, IDC’s Ranjit Rajan, will discuss evolving information security threats, assess emerging technologies that can mitigate them and put forth best practices and guidance for IT security practioners. As part of his talk, he will present IDC’s most recent research studies on IT security worldwide as well as in the Middle East.