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The 2016 Trends to Watch: Security report recognizes the industry has a mandate to protect businesses and users but needs to do better. It focuses on technology that is expected to make a real difference.


  • For 2016 the security plaudits should go to software and service providers who can identify threats earlier and provide organizations with the quality of security intelligence they need to keep data safe.
  • In 2016, focus on keeping data safe will be a key issue. There will be strong interest in the control elements of security that define what users can do, including what on-premise and cloud-based applications they can and cannot use.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the changes taking place in the security sector.
  • Understand evolving areas such as IoT and CASB where new levels of application/business protection are needed.
  • Understand the changes that need to take place in the use of security intelligence and analytics.

Key questions answered

  • How can the security analytics and threat intelligence sector be improved?
  • How can business data be kept safe?
  • What must be done to improve security controls to deal with next-generation business systems?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Business trends and technology enablers

  • Security needs to achieve trusted partner status

Improving the usefulness of security analytics and threat intelligence is vital

  • Better threat intelligence is needed
  • Threat intelligence tools can deliver the required information
  • There is not enough focus on genuine intelligence

Keeping business data safe calls for new and innovative technology

  • Cloud apps are a challenge and an opportunity
  • Cloud access security brokers are providing some of the answers

Cyber security controls must improve to deal with next-generation business systems

  • IoT takes mobile security requirements to a new level
  • New approaches are needed to deal with IoT

Identity management must evolve to deal with the complete digital lifecycle

  • The digital identity landscape is changing
  • The business-to-consumer approach to IAM is changing technology requirements
  • Privileged identity management highlights the security requirements of IAM


  • Further reading
  • Author

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