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.
Frost & Sullivan’s exclusive Executive MindXchange summit on Secure Enterprise Summit is set to meet these very needs of enterprises. The two-day summit which will be held at the Meritus Mandarin between 29 – 30 May 2008 will highlight how enterprises can turn their cost heavy decisions into cost effective ones.
Designed to be highly interactive, the summit will feature end-user case studies, panel discussions as well as opportunities for networking and sharing best practices. Speakers include key level executives from BT Global Services, International SOS, Malaysia Airlines, Juniper Networks and Macquarie Telecom, while attending delegates comprise CIOs and other IT heads from the government and private sectors.
Juniper Networks, Macquarie Telecom, Websense, Riverbed and Tumbleweed Communications are the sponsors for the summit and Network World Asia, Enterprise Innovation and ZDNet Asia are the official media partners.
For more information/registration details, please visit frost-ses.com. Media passes are available to the press. To register for the summit, you may also send an email to Neethiya Sadagopal, Corporate Communications at neethiya.sadagopal[.]frost.com with your full name, media/company name, title, telephone number, fax number and email.
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