CISOs attitudes on BYOD are shifting, says IDC

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has made its ten chief information security officer (CISO) predictions for 2013.

The company is expecting to see a number of developments over the coming year, which will impact upon the role of the CISO and their relationship with other business leaders.

Firstly, IDC thinks CISOs will adopt the same attitudes towards bring your own device as executive staff, seeking more pragmatic ways on managing the issue.

"This year, we predict CISOs will arrive at a BYOD security policy that strikes a balance between user convenience, business unit innovation, and risk management of corporate assets," said Christian Christiansen, security products and services programme vice-president at IDC.

His firm also expects CISOs to focus in social networking activities on customer experience, brand identity, return on value and security.

Additionally, CISOs are expected to realise big data and analytics risk, and enable rather than obstruct innovation.

Other predictions include CISOs responding to demands that security becomes a 'predictable operational expense, moving 'the internet of things' from incidental to important and wrestling with virtual data centre-led security.

Posted by Alex Boardman