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Gartner’s top-10 list of infosec techs addresses concerns over cloud, IoT

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs), endpoint detection and response solutions, non-signature approaches for endpoint prevention, user and entity behavioral analytics, microsegmentation and flow visibility, security testing for DevOps made the cut for the Gartner top 10 list of information security technologies that are trending in 2016.

Among the more notable observations:

  • According to Gartner, the continued migration of key business processes to cloud-based software-as-a-service providers has underscored the importance of CASBs, which allow CISOs the “opportunity to apply enterprise security policies across multiple cloud services.”
  • The sudden proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing dependency on operational technologies are driving the need for pervasive trust services that can manage the needs of billions of devices with limited processing capability.”
  • In highlighting the need for behavior analytics as well as non-signature-based endpoint prevention solutions (including memory protection, exploit prevention and machine-based learning), Gartner adds to the growing chorus of experts that believe that traditional signature-based detection and prevention solutions are no longer sufficient in and of themselves.
Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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