Posts Tagged ‘Security Transformation’

Adapting IT Security to a Digital World: Going from Gatekeeper to Collaborator

Ujjwal Rajbhandari

Ujjwal Rajbhandari

IT Director, Cloud Engineering, Dell IT

As IT continues to empower a new, digitally-transformed world, infrastructure capability isn’t the only thing that needs to become more agile and flexible. IT security must also evolve to be more adaptable, more proactive and less reactive to let today’s workforce embrace the cloud.

After all, it doesn’t make sense to unleash new, agile IT applications only to weigh them down with traditional security strategies that create delays, restrictions and outright denials.

For example, in some cases with IT as a Service, a user can provision a virtual machine (VM) in five minutes but then must wait three to five days before security allows access to the data he or she wants to work with.

The question is, how is IT security going to change in this new digitally transformed world so that we can fully take advantage of the agility and simplification of cloud-enabled infrastructure.

A key part of the answer lies in a new approach to trust and risk assessment.