Security Predictions for 2016

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As enterprise perimeters expand, so will security vulnerabilities

It’s no secret that cyber threats are getting smarter and penetrating deeper across devices and different levels. As global enterprises push to scale their businesses through initiatives like cloud and social, information that previously resided in internal hardware will now be strewn across various devices and levels like on-premises, public clouds, social media and mobile. This will leave consumers, businesses and governments on constant high alert for increased risk, vulnerability and exposure.

Cloud security will increase in scale, and decrease in complexity

In 2016 we’ll see cloud security evolve into simpler, virtualized controls and solutions that will have embedded security processes to help map current IT systems. Heavy, bolted-on protective layers that have difficulty scaling in the cloud will stay behind, and next year will have lighter, scalable cloud security solutions.

Backup and recovery will become synonymous with security

With the explosive growth of structured and unstructured data, improving backup and recovery time will be a big hurdle for the enterprise. Vendors will rely on automated tiered solutions and data de-duplication to address the challenges of heterogeneity of technology. Encrypted data backups and agentless cloud-based replication will become the norm for data security.

About Samson David
Samson DavidSamson David is Senior Vice President and the Global Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, Infosys. Samson David is the Senior Vice President and the Global Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security at Infosys. Samson works closely with global 2000 clients to help define and build their cloud and infrastructure strategies and run end-to-end IT operations. He is also on the board of the ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance).

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