2013 was a highly disruptive year for the cyber security industry. New gaps in security were unearthed, and revelations made by Edward Snowden lay bare the kind of security private citizens and companies across the globe are exposed to. As everyday devices are increasingly connected to the Internet, from the ubiquitous mobile phone, tablets, laptops, netbooks, etc. this opens up a security risk. Many an organisation has had sleepless nights over the current state of its security affairs and future. Last year however saw the dismantling and demolition of several enormous unlawful file sharing sites, which has had industry experts and regulators mull about the things to come. For starters, Digital Rights Management (DRM) has made a comeback in enterprises around the world as new technology is making it possible to further strengthen and fortify classified and confidential information that was otherwise not protected. However, certain events are likely to affect businesses both large and small, government institutions and workers – irrespective of the industry – while introducing revolutionary opportunities to the security industry.The Snowden Effect on the Enterprise Security Industry
IT spending in 2014 will now be seen as the largest opportunity throughout the enterprise security industry. Following the Snowden incident, there has been a colossal change in cross-border cloud computing spending among enterprises. Although, a large number of US tech giants embroiled in the outrage had to bear the brunt of the Snowden effect, this was actually positive news for some within the security industry. Why positive? Because, the incident demonstrated that this was a wakeup call for the industry about the dangers of leakages – both within and outside an enterprise. Beginning this year and beyond, the Snowden effect is likely to get further intensified as an increasing number of executives begin to consider various aspects of data security, and particularly, make it a top priority, as they look deeper and more seriously at internal as well as external control in order to prevent data and document leakages. The security industry is optimistic that leading executives, who have become aware about security vulnerabilities because of the Snowden effect in 2013, will look into and control their own organisation’s security issues as they move beyond 2014.
Securing Various Connected Devices
The Internet poses a huge challenge to an enterprise fundamentally concerned about security. With a large number of devices increasingly getting connected to the Internet – storing confidential data in places where it has never been before – as well as the mobility of the workplace, cloud file storage, etc., is presenting new challenges to enterprises on how to secure their information safely. There is a need for confidential data to be strongly safeguarded however or wherever it is used or stored, and that means persistent security must be put in place. Instead of resorting to archaic and cumbersome forms of security for different devices, or establish varied workflow software in different areas, it can bring about greater efficiency and productivity if robust security follows data wherever it goes, regardless of the devices employees use. Enterprises must adopt constructive data security solutions rather than force employees to adopt obsolete technology solutions that thwart output. Enterprise DRM security models not only provide protection to keep classified information safe, they also keep the organization’s security interests in mind by providing flexible controls to maintain a state of equilibrium between telecommuting flexibility and data access.
Enterprise DRM Returns with a Bang
This is the year of the DRM market; it is poised to explode in ways never seen before. While DRM was often associated with protection of music and movies, an increasing number of organizations and enterprises are opening up to Enterprise PDF DRM in order to protect their confidential data, such as trade secrets, financial data, and other vital content.
Safeguard Enterprise PDF Security
Enterprise PDF DRM Security from LockLizard has been chosen by leading organizations worldwide to secure company information that is stored and distributed in PDF format. Especially developed for larger organizations, Safeguard Enterprise PDF Security delivers robust and flexible document security from protecting a single PDF to thousands of documents and publications.