Disruptive Technology: The Challenge

Managing Mobility, the Cloud and Regulatory Mandates
When the business demands the latest tools and technologies, saying "no" is not a viable option. "Clearly, these are disruptive things, but they also are extremely valuable," says Simon Godfrey, Director, Security Solutions at CA Technologies UK.Cloud computing. Consumerization. Mobility. These are three of the most ubiquitous trends in banking - and they also represent some of the top risks.

"I think people are working on giving a 'yes, but ...' answer rather than a straight 'no'" when these technologies are requested, Godfrey says.

But more than secure systems, organizations also need security-savvy staffers using these tools. "[They need] people who are aware of the potential sensitivity of the data they're accessing and handling, and the repercussions of not treating this data appropriately," Godfrey says.

In an exclusive interview on today's emerging technology and regulatory trends, Godfrey discusses:

  • Today's unique customer requirements;
  • How banking institutions are building security practices around 'disruptive technology';
  • Key regulatory challenges of 2011.

Godfrey is responsible for managing CA's Security, Risk and Compliance Business across the UK and Irish markets. He has 15 years experience within the security market in EMEA and has worked with many organizations from all vertical markets to help them ensure their information security, risk and compliance initiatives meet their objectives. In his position, Godfrey heads up the Information Security, Risk and Compliance Management Business at CA. This includes Identity Lifecycle Management (IAM, Role and Compliance Management), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Access Control (Privileged User Management), Secure Web Business Enablement (Web Access Management, Federation, Directory, Enterprise Single Sign-on) and Security Information and Event Management.

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