Enterprise security is always evolving, not by choice, but because organizations are constantly facing new security threats. As 2018 fast approaches, let’s take a quick look back at how enterprise security evolved in 2017 and what we expect to see shake things up in 2018.
2017: A Year of Transformation
2017 was a transformative year for enterprise security. We saw many organizations continue to adopt big data environments to store the enormous amount of data that they have collected; and in doing so, have been confronted with a new set of security challenges. One of these challenges is to strike the right balance between monetizing strategic data assets, while protecting personal privacy interests.
We also saw organizations take a microservices approach to breaking down large monolithic applications. With a microservices architecture, the functions of an application are built as discrete components that communicate with each other via APIs. This approach allows organizations to have a faster, almost continuous development and deployment cycle. But building many microservices components could mean that you also need to enhance your strategy for securing access to the individual components.
However, the biggest trend we saw in 2017 was digital transformation – which I’m defining as, technology deployments that address the initiatives that are critical to digital business – often this means modernization or implementing a whole new way of interacting with customers, partners and employees to improve their experience. It also applies to technology shifts, as we saw the move to the cloud really take off – as infrastructure moves, security is big consideration to secure all aspects of the cloud – from the applications that are running in the cloud, to the data being stored there, and the security of access to make changes within the cloud infrastructure.
These trends will continue to play a role in enterprise security in 2018, and we see several new areas emerging. Click here to read the full article, including the Trends to Watch for in 2018.