Trends Report

Securing An Empowered Organization

An Empowered Report: Run At The Threat, Shape The Future Of Your Company

October 29th, 2010
With contributors:
Ted Schadler , Khalid Kark , Lindsey Coit

Summary

Employees are provisioning themselves with consumer and cloud technology. Forrester's study of US information workers reveals that 37% are doing something with technology without permission. And not surprisingly, they're doing it to get their work done better, using breakthrough initiatives like Twitter, customer service and incremental innovations like video training, partner collaboration in the cloud, or Facebook connections with customers. As a result, the enterprise risk landscape has changed and will change further. The question for you is how do you turn this phenomenon into business advantage while protecting the property and good name of your company? It starts with a new mindset and approach to security risk management. Instead of saying, "We shouldn't do that because it's risky," you should ask, "What can I do to make this less risky?" As IT security professionals, you must align your strategies with business initiatives, become more agile in your approach to risk, and develop the right tools to help the business assess and manage risks.

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