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Security strategy

Shift to protecting what matters most

CISOs need to adapt at least as quickly as their adversaries. HP Enterprise Security SVP Art Gilliland talks about protecting your data—and which data’s really worth your security spend.

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IT landscape

Security in 2014: New strategies against stronger foes

Security is more than the perimeter, says threat expert Scott Lambert of HP Security Research. Understanding how things are connected, and what really needs protecting, is key.

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CISO insight

Security lessons from cybercriminals

Jacob West, CTO of HP Enterprise Security, discusses lessons that you can learn from cybercriminals to boost your organization’s overall security strategy.

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Percentage of security budgets that will be allocated to vulnerable legacy systems by 2015.1


Percentage of annual security budgets earmarked for the network layer in 2013 (garnering the lion’s share; the host layer receives the least amount of the budget at 5 percent).2

65.5 days

Average time required to resolve malicious insider attacks in 2013 (followed by malicious code at 49.8 days, and Web-based attacks at 45.1 days).2

1IDC Releases Market Predictions for 2014: CIO Agenda,” IDC, December 2013
22013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States,” Ponemon Institute, October 2013

One question

Q: What will be a high-priority security concern in the coming year?

A: Privacy will remain at the center of many discussions in 2014. The revelations of 2013 have seriously rocked the trust countries had in one another, resulting in new legislation making cross-country data access more difficult. Beyond the hype and the disinformation, clear guidelines will have to be established to avoid stopping the globalization of the information economy. Supra-national organizations have to establish sound guidelines on how to treat personal information. I’m sure this is at the center of the current U.S.–EU free trade discussions. It takes time for such guidelines and legislation to emerge, but I’m sure 2014 will be fertile on the subject.

— Christian Verstraete, HP Chief Technologist, Cloud Advisory Services, on Enterprise CIO Forum

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