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Gartner Stresses New Approaches to Security

Security is a major priority for all IT shops due to the cost, both in dollars and in reputation. But at a recent Gartner symposium on security matters, it was pointed out that there's a lot of reliance on loss-prevention software but not enough use of other, more pragmatic solutions. eSecurity Planet reports on what those might be.

At last week's Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, threats were booming, budgets were lean, and businesses were challenged to do more with less. Security professionals now scramble to safeguard new IT initiatives like cloud computing, social networking, mobility, and Windows 7, while meeting escalating regulatory, compliance, and e-discovery demands. CISOs have little choice but to focus finite security resources on those risks that most impact business success.

As Gartner analyst Eric Ouellet said about Data Loss Prevention: "Don't try to boil the ocean – follow the priorities of your organization to attempt only what makes sense for you right now."

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