Enlightenment at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

At the end of June, WinMagic had the opportunity to attend Gartner’s 2014 Security & Risk Management Summit. After many sessions, meetings and cocktail receptions, we walked away a little wiser and informed. Over the next few weeks I’ll delve into some of the sessions we attended, and share some stuff we learned from them. But for this blog post, I thought it would be good to share some key highlights/data that we took in from the event.

Here are some interesting stats we took note of:

  • By 2020 60% of digital businesses will suffer service failures due to inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk
  • Almost 25% of computers lack virus or malware protection
  • 90% of vulnerabilities can be mitigated if admin rights aren’t granted to users
  • Security is a lower priority for CIOs – ranks 8th
  • 70% of organizations take a traditional focus on technology and reactive focus on security
  • By 2017 1/3 of enterprises will have a Digital Risk Officer

In looking at some of these numbers above, one of the stats that surprise me is that despite everything that has been happening with security breaches in the news, security doesn’t rank high on the CIO’s priority list. Granted, CISO’s are typically dealing with this today, but ultimately, that rolls up to the CIO. If organizations are more proactive vs. reactive with their security policies, there’s a lot of pain and aggravation that could be avoided if a breach ever occurs.

We’ll cull from our notes over the next few weeks and share more of what we learned from the conference and offer some of our own insight to some of the things we heard.

Previous Post
Computer Forensics and Self-Encrypting Drives
Next Post
Florida Gets Serious With Data Privacy

Related Posts

Apple’s Privacy Policy

Apple’s new privacy policy allows the user to encrypt emails, contacts, and photos that uses a code that the user has created. Not even Apple will have access to this code. This gives sole power over iPhone’s personal data to…

Pre-Boot Network Authentication

Being an IT administrator can be very challanging, with many responsibilities ranging from making sure every employee has the proper working tools required to do their jobs to keeping corporate data safe. Some of the simplest tasks faced by IT…
Read more

Safeguarding Transactions

The retail industry has been in the spotlight with data breach after data breach. With the holiday season fast approaching, companies need to take extra measures to secure transactions. According to Verizon PoS invasions accounted for 31% of the 148…

Building Support

We’ve teased about the SecureDoc updates coming next week, but it’s going to be more than just about updates to our software. (more…)
Read more

1 Comment. Leave new

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu