With the onset of a new year, it is prediction season again, and several NetIQ thought leaders have shared their identity, security and cloud insights. The emerging trends that have arisen in prior years like cloud, mobility, social and big data have been key challenges recently that are reflected in this year’s predictions.
The large amount of information compromised last year have destined privacy and IT security to be topics of interest in 2014, including the consumerization of IT and how organizations will respond.
Privacy, will become a major concern in the mainstream this year, and consumers will respond proactively. Consumers will increasingly adopt authentication alternatives, acknowledging that standalone passwords are insecure. Data security, resilience, availability and recovery are the next step in the consumerization of IT, as individuals strive to backup their critical data.
Another topic of interest in 2014 is how organizations will respond to the heightened security risks. Trust in public cloud providers decreased significantly with the revelation of the NSA spying allegations in 2013. This year, organizations will shift their focus to on-premise cloud solutions that inherently offer more control over critical and sensitive data.
It is also predicted that organizations will steadily focus on the role of privileged users and utilize Managed Security Services for increased security management internally.
While BYOD was also a big trend in 2013, Bring-Your-Own-Identity (BYOI) will come into play in 2014, but it does not come without risks. CIOs need to be prepared to monitor this trend, deciding if BYOI would reduce or increase their overhead, workload and liability/risk profile.
Read the full set of identity, security and cloud predictions from NetIQ's thought leaders in this deck.