In this ESG360 Video, ESG's Mark Bowker and Jon Oltsik discuss Cybersecurity, Mobility, and the expanding security perimeter.
Read the related ESG Blog: Cybersecurity, Mobility, and the Expanding Perimeter (Video)
Mark: Hi, everybody. Mark Bowker here with ESG, and I'm with my good friend Jon Oltsik. How are you today?
Jon: I'm well, Mark. How are you?
Mark: Very good. So Jon and I have been working together for over 10 years, right?
Mark: And we've had our own coverage area. I've covered everything from infrastructure to now mobility, and you've covered security, right? And then our worlds are coming closer together, right? I mean, there's a time now that's happening where applications and data ultimately get securely projected out to end users. And guess what that creates. Security problems.
Jon: Yes, it does.
Mark: So, I see it, Jon, from an area where people are using mobile devices more, companies are creating process around mobile applications, ways to use tablets and smartphones. And there's this constant balance between productivity and the employee in the security side.
Mark: Yeah, are you seeing the same thing, and how are you seeing companies deal with that?
Jon: Yeah. Mark, that's a great question. I've seen it for a number of years. And I remember having a chat with a CISO who said to me, "When you lose control of the device and you lose control of backend with things like cloud, then the things that you can't control are two things, identity, and data." And so those have become the new perimeters. And so, CISOs need to understand the mobile environment. Not just the devices, but what people are trying to do. Who's accessing what applications, from where, and then they can start to create policies and policy enforcement.
Mark: Yeah, I totally agree. And you'll see more from Jon and I on these topics, but let's do a little something fun and let's do a little word association. So I'll throw out a little word or a phrase. All right. First one, mobile security.
Mark: Good one. Better-rated identity.
Jon: Conceptual, meaning we've seen some traction there, but there was more talk than there was action. And it's a lot harder than people think.
Mark: Good topic, yeah. How about mobility center of excellence?
Jon: Mobility center of excellence. Specialized, in that you really…now, you're talking about a company that really has put resources behind development, and production, and security for a mobile environment.
Mark: Absolutely. I mean, the point is, Jon, and we'll have all more discussion and research on all those topics as we go. Last thing to kind of end things, a little speed round. All right, ready?
Jon: I'm ready.
Mark: First thing you think about, but keep in mind mobility and security when you give me the answer. Ready?
Jon: I'll try.
Jon: Amazon, driving cutting edge.
Mark: Strong ones, right?
Jon: Search moving to enterprise cloud.
Mark: Good one. Apple.
Jon: Again, driving the innovation and really forcing people's hand.
Mark: Last one, Microsoft.
Jon: Staying in there. Great infrastructure, great foundation. Missed the mark on some of the cutting edge technologies, but certainly a big established player.
Mark: Perfect. So I think we'll have more on all of these topics right as we go on, so stay tuned for Jon and I as we discuss this in our research and in further videos.