Mike Denning, CA Technologies’ General Manager for Security, outlines the three-pronged attack he believes is at the core of effective security services: to establish identity, to enable access and to protect data.
For CA Technologies, content-aware identity and access management is becoming increasingly important, and has become a focal point for the company in its development of integrated security solutions.
“The market trend within the public sector—what’s driving a lot of services—is citizen services, across geographies. Governments are having to do more with less, but they always want to ensure that transactions and service provision are done securely,” suggests Denning.
As a result, CA has chosen to hone in on content classification (done by means of an automated engine): “from our perspective, the primary thing we’re trying to do is to determine who has access to what, and what are they then allowed to do with that data, in the context of identity,” he says.
In terms of differences between Asia and the West, Denning reckons that “there is a higher degree of trust for the public sector entites within Asia-Pacific as compared to the West.”
“The ability to do something top-down on a large scale from the government perspective here is significant. The receptivity of the citizens here in APAC to abide by a government-mandated single identity or access card system, for example, is much greater than that in Europe or North America,” Denning remarks.
He believes that IT and security professionals are moving towards enablement and execution, rather than a “blocking” or an overly conservative approach which persisted in the past.
Vic Mankotia, Vice President of Security (APAC & Japan) at CA thinks that data consumption on mobile platforms will be one one of the essential factors in determining the shape of the cloud security industry.
“We see a lot of people asking for a pay-as-you-go, subscription model of consuming data. And here in APAC, it’s clear that social media has got a tremendous amount of benefit, but it has to become a secure, trustworthy channel for employees of all companies—not only in government, but across all enterprises,” he concludes.
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