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The Growing Complexity of IT Security: How Do We Manage?

Between BYOD, cloud applications and legacy applications, many organizations are faced with managing complex IT security environments. As security teams seek to simplify the IT security environment, it’s critical to:

  • Build relationships throughout the company and align business goals
  • Educate stakeholders as to the costs of complexity and pave the way for changes
  • Engage in conversations to drive programs that can simplify complex environments
  • Explain the importance of changing business processes

Options for simplifying complex IT security environments include:

  • Consolidating systems
  • Moving applications and systems to the cloud
  • Collapsing legacy systems into the cloud
  • Changing business processes to reduce the amount of customer data that is required
  • Deleting unused or unnecessary data