In Part 1, I took a business perspective on the challenges involved in trying to achieve a balanced security approach and the pitfalls of poor alignment between IT and the business. From an IT perspective, the drivers may vary, but similar pitfalls exist.
IT certainly understands the need for solutions that are a good fit for the business, but struggles to deliver. I know from personal experience and from talking with numerous CIOs and CTOs that they are battling daily threats with limited budgets. They live in constant fear that they may not have covered all vulnerabilities. Stepping back and analysing needs may seem like a luxury when IT is constantly having to deal with red alerts.
In my monthly guest blog with CSO’s online magazine, I delve into the underlying drivers of this problem for IT, which can be broken down into four areas.
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