Spotlight: Nexus of forces transforms IT security

Traditional security models will become obsolete, warns Gartner

Gartner is warning enterprises that the "nexus of forces"--the research firm's term for the convergence of social, mobile, cloud and big data technologies--is transforming the way IT departments approach enterprise security. Traditional security models will no longer work in the enterprise, Gartner notes. Security policies tied to physical attributes and devices are becoming redundant, and enterprises must learn to accommodate new demands being made on IT. By 2020, 60 percent of enterprise IT security budgets will be allocated to next-generation rapid detection and response approaches, up from less than 10 percent in 2013, the research firm predicts. Read more