IDC: IT Security is 'Hindering Innovation'
Ross O. Storey writes on Computerworld UK:
Organisations are struggling to strike the right balance between driving new innovations to market and instituting effective IT security practices, according to new research by research group IDC.More here.
Commissioned by RSA, the Security Division of EMC, the research has found that IT security risk is impeding business innovation. Information security concerns have caused 80 percent of those surveyed, to back away from new innovation opportunities.
IDC also found that although 80 percent of CEOs believe their security teams are being held formally accountable for their contributions to business growth and innovation, only 44 percent of security leaders believe they are being measured on their contributions to innovation.
This finding points to a surprising lack of alignment between the expectations of C-level management and the priorities of security professionals.