Security Issues 2017
As every year, security issues in IT-Business are one of the topics of 2017.- not only because of the European General Data Protection Regulation but also because of the increasing automatization of security-relevant actions.
According to a current survey of Capgemini the CIOs of the German-speaking countries placed IT-Security on first place, followed by the top-topics data, interaction, and infrastructure. The topic IT-infrastructure decreased within the last few years, but came back into focus as digitalization makes high demands on flexibility. The infrastructure should be provided as automated self service, which fulfills the security and data protection requirements of the company automatically. CIOs look for a sustainable solution in this field.
Cloud usage rose within the last year, a fact which increases the importance of Cloud Security accordingly. Additionally the European Supreme Court rendered a judgement that prohibits the storage and procession of personal data of European citizens in the US. Many companies are forced to redesign the place of storage of the data and their security concept.
The European General Protection Regulation, which comes into effect on May 2018, will cause an increase in security standards, too. At any rate, companies should develop a data protection impact assessment, especially concerning their own cloud. Furthermore, they should be prepared to be able to document and to prove an appropriate security level. The prompt recovery of personal data in case of loss should be tested particularly.
Who is using services of third-party suppliers has to check the contracts accordingly to the required criteria, especially as the accountability and penalties for contempt will change substantially.
The automatization of security relevant actions is again a big issue this year. This is comprehendible as 95% of all security relevant disturbances are caused by human mistakes. Additionally, the number of apps and applications increases within the digitalization, which makes an automatization inevitable.
VISULOX – the software suite for centralized management of remote accesses of internal and external privileged users (pUser) to the IT-infrastructure helps you with the implementation of security issues, like the automatization of security relevant actions, access control and the obligation to produce supporting documents.
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