“Enterprises are dedicating increasing resources to security and risk. Nevertheless, attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Advanced targeted attacks and security vulnerabilities in software only add to the headaches brought by the disruptiveness of the Nexus of Forces, which brings mobile, cloud, social and big data together to deliver new business opportunities,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president and Gartner Fellow.
“With the opportunities of the Nexus come risks. Security and risk leaders need to fully engage with the latest technology trends if they are to define, achieve and maintain effective security and risk management programs that simultaneously enable business opportunities and manage risk.”
Gartner's top 10 technologies for information security are cloud access security brokers; adaptive access control; pervasive sandboxing (content detonation) and IOC confirmation; endpoint detection and response solutions; big data security analytics at the heart of next-generation security platforms; machine-readable threat intelligence, including reputation services; containment and isolation as a foundational security strategy; software-defined security; interactive application security testing; and security gateways, brokers and firewalls to deal with the Internet of Things.