Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-22-2014 Email

A lack of visibility, time-consuming manual processes, poor change management practices and an abundance of applications are challenging IT security, network operation teams, and application owners, according to a new AlgoSec study. The security policy management firm conducted the survey, "State of Network Security 2014: Attitudes and Opinions," of 142 information security and network operations professionals during this year's RSA conference. "The survey results underscore the need for security teams to understand business requirements to ensure agility as well as to understand the impact of vulnerabilities on the business for effective risk mitigation," says AlgoSec Vice President Nimmy Reichenberg. By lacking an easy way to make changes in applications or to determine their impact on other applications, enterprises risk outages, the report notes. Data centers handle hundreds and sometimes thousands of applications, so the need for frequent out-of-process changes compounds the problem. The large number of applications in data centers means organizations must involve security management people both inside and outside, thereby increasing risk. To read the full report, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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