The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the first version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was developed with the aid of several thousand security experts. Ultimately success will require the willful participation of early adopters who already maintain a mature security and compliance posture.
Software licenses are bought in varied forms, box packs, paper licenses, and enterprise agreements, downloads, handed over on a disk or thumb drive. Until the industry learns and decides to work with CIOs on managing licenses, the onus shall remain with the IT teams to stay compliant with process driven provisioning and frequent internal assessments that rationalize use.
Organizations are still a bit confused about mobility. Companies and IT groups still see a dichotomy between seamless mobility for their employees and rigid and robust security for the enterprise. A well developed strategy for enterprise mobility should be able to reduce the gap between security, mobility and productivity without undue challenges.
How often have you seen a CIO bring together his key vendors face-to-face with the company's top management? Perhaps, a rarity. Enterprises balk at the very idea of bringing their different vendors together on the same platform and much less face-to-face with the C-suite. Find how Sterlite Technologies pulled off such a coup, reflecting on the changing dynamics of the vendor-client relationship.