I wonder whether security is finally getting some respect, that it could become the technology that gets, no, requires, the most dollars in coming years. Hacking has emerged as the new geo political weapon of choice and with wars and hatred going global, cyber destruction are the new bombs of choice. It's also cheap and clandestine....no $200 million airplanes or $3 billion ships are required.
The threats are so persistent and numerous. Stealing money as a motivation is easy to understand. Religious, tribal, economic and political aggression is nothing new, but state-sponsored hacking as the new weapon of choice is. Security is no longer a bolt-on either figuratively or literally. I can't emphasize enough that security is essential to any digital technology, new or old. Hopefully, those who squeezed security budgets over the years are finally waking up to the seriousness of the threat.
Security wonks have long complained that their labors are unappreciated, i.e. cyber security is woefully underfunded. Lately, though, cyber threats have become so numerous, persistent and now geo political, I wonder if safeguarding data is finally a topic finally making its way into the CEO suite in a serious way. Target has struggled since the 40 million strong credit card hack. The cost is estimated at $200 million, but perhaps the bigger damage was the tarnish left on the Target brand. That's incalculable. Ask 10 people what comes to mind when Target is mentioned and I bet 3-5 will recall the hack.
is it to transition 350 of a planned 1,000+ employees to an efficient, agile,
responsive, secure, mobile, recoverable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)? One that can be customized for individual end
users, and managed centrally by a state government agency with limited
financial and labor resources?