RSA, the security division of EMC, released a report from the Security for Business Innovation Council that assesses how cloud computing, big data analytics, enterprise mobility and social media will transform enterprise IT and “hammer away” at the foundations of information security strategies this year.

The report, titled "Information Security Shake-Up: Disruptive Innovations to Test Security's Mettle in 2013," is based on the real-world experiences of security leaders at 19 major companies, including Coca-Cola, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, and Walmart.

The report details four strategies designed to help enterprises adapt their information security programs so they can continue to innovate.

These strategies include boosting risk and business skills, courting middle management, tackling IT supply chain issues and building tech-savvy action plans.

With regard to the cloud, the report says the accelerated adoption of cloud services will heighten security concerns. In order to meet requirements, enterprises will need to find ways to effectively evaluate their cloud providers' security controls, which includes implementing continuous monitoring.

“Information security must evolve in 2013 from reactive perimeter and signature-based approaches, to risk-based programs that protect the most important business assets in whatever context they may exist—cloud, mobile or traditional data center,” Eddie Schwartz, RSA’s chief information security office, said in a statement.

The Business Innovation Council, which was organized by RSA, is a group of top security leaders from global 1,000 enterprises who are committed to advancing information security worldwide by sharing experiences and insights.

 

 

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