Security Boulevard – Gemalto Launches the New Data Security Directions Council

security-boulevardOur industry is undergoing a period of rapid evolution at the moment on many different levels, so at times like this it becomes vital that we pool our knowledge and insight to help inform the strategic decisions that each organization will have to make. To play our part in that, Gemalto has created the Data Security Directions Council (DSDC).

The mission of the DSDC is to bring together information security leaders from across the globe and from different industry sectors so that they can share their strategic insights on future issues and challenges associated with data protection. In fact, the first Data Security Directions Council report has just been released. In Information Security 2025: Insights into the future of data security, data threats, regulations and technology members of the DSDC shared their thoughts on what different aspects of information security might look like in the year 2025. Their predictions covered a large variety of security-related topics and offered a diverse set of opinions and insight.

gemalto-data-security-directions-council-300x188For example, Rick Robinson, Offering Manager for Encryption and Key Management for the Data Security Group at IBM Security, forecasted in the report that organizations will in time become more comfortable with encryption. He also explained how he anticipates that attackers and law enforcement will continue their cat-and-mouse game around the theft of account credentials.

Meanwhile, Western Union’s information security director Roman Gruber emphasized that he believes that basic security practices will still be as relevant in the future:

Root concepts still need to be applied even if the end-points change. You still have to protect the data and OS. Root principles and attacks will change but the principles remain the same.

The council members also provided some real insight into other aspects likely to impact the shape of Information security in this timeframe. They tackled topics like the cloud will have changed the security paradigm, and how the regulatory landscape and law enforcement efforts will need to evolve. These experts also weighed in on how IoT and mobile employees will shape information security practices going forward and what data breach prevention might look like in the coming years.

For me, it was interesting to see how current “hot” topics such as Blockchain and Quantum Computing weighed in on their thinking. I think the resulting commentary may surprise you.

I, for one, am really looking forward to future reports, insight, debates and conversations with the council and its members. It’s all too easy for us all to get bogged down in the weeds of our day-to-day work life and the DSDC offers us a rare opportunity to step back for a moment and consider the bigger picture. These reports are set to become “must read” documents for any security leader.

Interested in Becoming a Council Member?

Council members are drawn from individuals, organizations and disciplines leading the way in Information security across the globe. Members provide insight on topical information security developments based upon their own experience and understanding, with the sole aim of advancement of security practice. Outside of input to the reports, the council also provides opportunities for members to represent the council’s work publically and offering them an opportunity to address broader issues than potentially possible in their current roles.

Those interested in learning more about the Data Security Directions Council should reach out to Anina Steele, Senior Public Relations Manager at Gemalto, by emailing or calling +44 1276 608 055.

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