20 April 2011
Regulatory compliance ranked as the primary concern for enterprise web and email security experts, according to a recently released study from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
The ISACA polled 2,400 of its members for the study. As emerging technologies, such as the cloud and mobile devices, become business critical, new challenges arise. However, the use of these solutions, namely SaaS and smartphones, has enabled organizations to achieve new levels of flexibility and production.
Implementing clearly defined policies for the use of hosted email solutions and mobile devices has become a frequent recommendation of enterprise IT experts. Furthermore, the ISACA notes that making web and email security a focus across the entire business can augment compliance efforts.
"From the growing number of government regulations to consumer privacy concerns and hacktivist attacks, enterprise IT assets are being challenged in ways that go far beyond the server room," Tony Noble, a member of the ISACA's guidance and practices committee, said.
Governance and standards also concern IT workers significantly, according to the ISACA. To address these issues, the Cloud Security Alliance recently initiated a working group aimed at guiding companies to vendors most likely to suit their needs.
-McAfee Cloud Security