Maybe the most radical change for IT is the fact that the perimeter is gone!
Beside this, users have high expectations on IT: They want to bring their own devices and expect that everything works seamlessly across different apps. They want to access their work data whether they’re in the office or on the road. Providing these capabilities in a secure way is not a simply task.
To help navigate through this, I compiled a list of user expectations, IT requirements and their corresponding security threats – all along the dimension of users, devices, apps and data:
So what are the core things which will help IT to address this?
The visual below illustrates three initiatives unify identity, manage and secure devices and protect data together with the involved top level activities:
Delivering on these core initiates will be crucial for every IT in a mobile first and cloud first world!