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Was the CSO job becoming boring???

Changing CSO.pngLately there seem to be quite a bit of concern in the security space about the loss of control – that the "CSO’s job is over" because of the advent of BYOD and IaaS… The fact that these new capabilities shoot holes in all those finely crafted security frameworks is disruptive; there is no doubt about that. On the other hand it opens the security role up from a relatively well defined and relatively rote function (in some organizations) to one that needs to be more creative and adjust to an ever changing environment.

 

There was an article in the September issue of CSO magazine that talked about Kiss Your IT Control Goodbye, there was also a blog post on the loss of security control. These made it seem like traditional control is the only option for the enterprise.

 

As anyone with much sysadmin capability understands, once you have physical access, security control failure is just a matter of time. Maybe you only lose use of the device, but at some point the functionality can be lost. A while back Microsoft published 10 immutable laws of security and physical access is #3 on the list.

 

There is no doubt that the enterprise security world is changing and that should keep the CSO role interesting. So some analysis and planning will be needed, maybe  security can be turned into an innovation driver for the organization.

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