The technology landscape continues its trajectory of rapid change. As people and businesses become more mobile, they have begun to embrace cloud-based environments. This is especially true for information systems, as has become more evident with end users and virtual servers, devices, networks and physical machines. Some of the newer trends have included the following.
Users and server must share a singular trust with each other. This involves mutual authentication for data and sharing. As data is what drives the end user experience, the device will always be secondary to the application. It is which entity and what they are doing with the data that will matter most when it comes to developing new trends.
In the corporate IT environment, security is always a top concern. Because data is so critical for the business, any compromise of that data needs to be minimized as much as possible. Adding to the equation is the challenge of harnessing the enormous amount of data that is generated by users, content repositories and devices on a regular and continual basis.
Mobile and Cloud Environments
The mobile and cloud environments require a great deal of security intelligence. Because of this, technology security firms conduct a great deal of research and in order to develop the latest and most effective protection technologies.
One particular challenge has been to examine the right size of entitlement controls around particularly sensitive data. For example, tools are being developed for mining the types of collaborative activity from logs in order to determine the permissions that are appropriate.
Known as Social Network Analysis for Permissions (SNAP) the basic concept is to discover the patterns of collaboration that produce the content that consumers require and to what extent.
To assist with big data issues in the consumer world, technical developers test cloud search engine services that allow users to retrieve content and essential information across all of their public and social networking channels. Cloud search technology is anticipated to act as a single point for access and discovery in order to protect end user information.
On the mobile backup front, researchers utilize cloud-based app analysis techniques so that mobile apps can be analyzed for malware, vulnerabilities and viruses. The objective has been to create the safest and most effective mobile apps for end user download and use possible.
The newest trends for corporate environments include how staff accesses, generates and interacts with mobile and cloud data. Research technologists are continually developing the newest technologies that will keep their clients ahead of the game. Technology development businesses are striving to provide the most innovative solutions designed to protect information for both businesses and consumers.