Enterprises move to next level in security needs

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SINGAPORE: Enterprises in Asia have long gone beyond appreciating the role of security in integrating technology with their businesses. Today, they have matured to the next crucial stage in making the union between the business and IT work by aligning their security strategy with their business strategy.


It is clear that organisations are investing more on IT security. A recent survey by Frost & Sullivan revealed that the number of information security experts is set to increase by 1.04 million before 2012, reaching 2.7 million globally. Budgets for security solutions have also increased, with 27 percent of respondents reporting a rise in spending.

As the role of security becomes evermore pronounced, businesses have also begun to accept that it’s more than just a simple purchase-and-deploy and that ‘one size does not fit all’.

“Indeed, enterprises need to understand the tripartite concept of attaining the best fit between their business models, technology and security needs, and the ever-changing external environment,” says Arun Chandrasekaran, Industry Manager at global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan.

He adds: “To maintain adherence to the best fit concept, enterprises also have to constantly adapt to their external environment, in the shape of emerging threats and technologies. Hence, it is extremely important for enterprises to align their security strategy with their business strategy in ensuring effective information security governance.”

As enterprises continue to juggle the best fit model, the inevitable exposure has spurred interest among organisations to understand the actual implications of secure technology and begs greater attention on how businesses can be better served through technology.