My colleague, Bob Dix, takes a hard hitting look at where responsibility for cyber security sits. But, he asks a great question: who is responsible for educating people to the risks they face and how they can take steps to protect themselves in cyberspace? Read his full blog on JNET Forums at http://forums.juniper.net/t5/The-Network-Ahead/If-
The consumerisation of IT has led to the proliferation of smart devices and the advent of cloud services fuels this proliferation by enabling applications to run in a dynamic and elastic fashion; independent of the storage and processing power of the end device.
The ‘prosumer1’– a social/business individual - now expects to access both personal and business applications with equal ease and from the same, often privately owned, device. The so-called ‘Bring Your Own Device6 (BOYD) conundrum’.
This combination of increased mobility of the user, non-managed devices and the virtualised/multi-tenant data centre, leads to a number of security challenges not previously experienced by the enterprise or service provider.Read more...