When it comes to securing enterprise data, picture an IT leader with one foot on a dock and the other on a boat. Now watch the boat slowly drift away. Mobile, cloud and big data technologies are dragging businesses into uncharted waters, and data endpoints are moving further and further from the IT department’s control.
Meanwhile infrastructure is barely able to handle existing threats — let alone new ones. IT departments are obviously stretched, often without the manpower or skills to handle growing security needs.
A string of enterprise security breaches shows the obvious strain. In 2013, Verizon reported more than 63,000 security incidents and 1,367 confirmed data breaches worldwide in its annual security breach investigations report. In the first half of this year, some 395 data breaches were reported to regulators in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.
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