Enterprise Security: New Weapons for a New War

March 1, 2011
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Looking back over the past few years, it seems like cybersecurity and warfare threats are only getting worse. We’ve had the Stuxnet Worm, the WikiLeaks affair, China-originating attacks against Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and others, and the recent Egypt Internet blackout.

But are cybersecurity dangers, in fact, getting that much worse? And are perceptions at odds with what is really important in terms of security protection? How can businesses best protect themselves from the next round of risks, especially as cloud, mobile and social media and networking activities increase? How can architecting for security become effective and pervasive?

We posed these and other serious questions to a panel of security experts at the recent The Open Group Conference, held in San Diego the week of Feb. 7, to examine the coming cybersecurity business risks, and ways to head them off.

The panel: Jim Hietala, the vice president of security at The Open Group; Mary Ann Mezzapelle, chief technologist in the CTO’s office at HP (NYSE: HPQ); and Jim Stikeleather, chief innovation officer at Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) Services. The discussion was moderated by BriefingsDirect’s Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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