By Naresh Persaud-Oracle on Oct 14, 2013
If you attended Open World, you were present for a historic occasion, not only was this the largest Open World, but the Oracle team also won the America's cup against incredible odds. There are a few lessons we can apply to security. Security, like the America's Cup race, is about latency. Since 2007 the boat speeds have gone from 14 mph to 50 mph with greater control and roughly the same number of crew on-board.
Without the technology on-board providing control, these boats would be very difficult to pilot. The mast of the AC72 is as high as a three story building. Yet, despite the large size, these boats almost fly over the water. Today many businesses face the same challenge, they must grow while maintaining the same level of governance. Security allows companies to accelerate with confidence.
The theme for the CSO Summit was "accelerating with confidence". With over 18 countries represented across 12 vertical markets, it was truly a world class audience. Instead of an exclusively security audience, this year the executives came from many lines of business. This reinforces the trend that companies are starting to progressively align security to new business initiatives. For a survey on companies using security as a business enabler see the PWC Global State of Information Survey.