CloudLock’s Kevin O’Brien was mentioned in today’s CSO article titled,“” The article references a recent Canalys report which explains that IT security spending will continue to increase, driven mostly by regulatory compliance. The discussion focuses on the downside of equating compliance with security, “spending more money on security tools and platforms also doesn”t inherently make an organization more secure.”
Kevin O’Brien, enterprise solution architect for CloudLock, agrees:
Security is not about spending; what drives budget for security software and platform investment is a broader change in environment, rather than buying more or new versions of existing point solutions.”
Kevin points out that there are legitimate changes in technology that might drive IT spending in general. The shift to BYOD, cloud, and virtualization are all things that companies probably hadn”t considered when investing in their current IT infrastructure and security solutions even just a few short years ago.