This week kicks off one of the world's foremost security conference and exposition, RSA Conference 2014 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The conference brings together a wide range of security professionals from across the industry. With the conference in full swing, we thought it was a good time to remind us all about the importance of security -- and specifically the evolving role it plays within cloud offerings.
There's no question we are witnessing a major shift in how we build and deploy enterprise applications through cloud-based services. At the same time, we are seeing disruptive changes take place in how enterprise software is consumed via mobile devices. This trend is rapidly changing the security landscape as we can't rely on perimeter security via corporate firewalls. Near ubiquity of mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets, also introduces challenges we can't fully control as BYOD (bring your own device) catches on. The benefit of moving to the cloud as a business innovation is resonating with more and more CIOs, IT departments and line-of-business decision makers, and we only expect it to grow dramatically over the next few years. So it's time to re-think our approach to security in this new landscape.
Jive has been constantly adding security elements to our social collaboration and external community offerings with each cloud launch. We added 2-Factor Auth, data encryption at rest, spam moderation, and enhanced our D-DOS protections just to name a few. At the same time, Jive believes in working in concert with other best-of-breed cloud partners as well as security vendors to face these new challenges. As part of this effort, we are excited to join one of our partners, Box, to promote an independent report: The Future of Security - Trends and Technologies Transforming Security. You can download a copy of this report from here. The report has been written by Rich Mogull, lead analyst at Securosis, a research and advisory firm "obsessed with improving the practice of information security". Rich used an innovative approach by writing this report openly by sharing it on github as he developed and solicited input directly from cloud providers like Jive and security experts and practitioners. The report has also been approved by Cloud Security Alliance, which is one of the leading Cloud security consortiums, and offers a good look at what the future might look like and how we can plan today to tackle some of the key security challenges.
Jive is excited to join the following cloud providers, security vendors and audit firms to promote this new report.
A full copy of this report from here.