Q: What are your expectations for the lifespan of the data storage security solution?
The data storage security solutions we implement today to protect our clients' digital assets will not be the same as what their needs will be tomorrow. As an IT environment evolves and with changes in security practices to keep up with the evolution of threat, any technology we implement today will have a finite lifespan defined by how long it can be adapted or reconfigured to meet the present threat.
Technologies built on broad concepts such as encryption, access control and transmission restrictions can adapt with these changes. Point solutions that address specific or limited threat may not go the distance.
This was first published in March 2008