IDC’s Chief Information Security Officer Predictions: Securing the Expanding Walls of an Enterprise

Framingham, MA – January 7, 2013 – Today, IDC announced details of the upcoming web conference, “IDC's 2013 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Predictions: Securing the Expanding Walls of an Enterprise,” to be held on January 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time. The complimentary webcast will feature Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President, Security Products and Services, and will explore how the growth of BYOD strategies, cloud deployments and social media have changed the scope and size of the enterprise and, therefore, the span of security strategies.

According to Christiansen, “Securing the enterprise has taken on a whole new meaning and requires a new set of information technology tools. Our predictions were designed to help the CISO navigate the changing landscape and make the most strategic business decisions on IT investments today. ”

To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDC_Predictions2013_CISO.

As a "preview" to the full list of CISO Predictions, IDC predicts the following trends will have an impact on the CISO role in the coming year:

Prediction #1: CISOs will get agreement with the C-suite about BYOD security policy.

This year, we predict CISOs will arrive at a BYOD security policy that strikes a balance between user freedom and protection of corporate assets. The next generation of mobile security will "containerize" corporate and consumer apps, data, and access. By blending MDM and MAM (Mobile Applications Management), IT can categorize corporate apps, data, and access and containerize these elements. IT will just control the corporate portion of the device, leaving the consumer portion unencumbered.

Prediction #2: CISOs organize corporate social networking activities that are driven by customer experience, brand identity, return on value, and security.

To hear the complete list of IDC CISO Predictions and receive a complimentary copy of the presentation, register here: http://bit.ly/IDC_Predictions2013_CISO. All Predictions web conferences are complimentary and open to anyone who wishes to register.

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact insights@idc.com; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Predictions

As we have for the past three decades, IDC provides an outlook for the year ahead in the IT market. During the next 30 days, IDC will publish literally dozens of IDC Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit www.idc.com/predictions2013 for a complete listing.

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