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TMCNet:  IDC Releases Chief Information Security Officer Top 10 Predictions for 2013

[January 14, 2013]

IDC Releases Chief Information Security Officer Top 10 Predictions for 2013

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted a Webinar, IDC - 2013 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Predictions: Securing the Expanding Walls of an Enterprise, highlighting the top 10 predictions for the year ahead. Featuring analyst Christian Christiansen, the session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The Predictions Webinar series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's webinar will be available within 48 hours. To access the replay, please visit

The Top 10 Predictions are:

  • Prediction 1 - CISOs Agree with C-Suite About BYOD Security Policies
  • Prediction 2 - CISOs Focus Social Networking Activities on Customer Experience, Brand Identity, Return on Value, & Security
  • Prediction 3 - CISOs Respond to Redundant, Siloed GRC Implementations by Building Worldwide Frameworks
  • Prediction 4 - CISOs Realize Big Data & Analytics Risk
  • Prediction 5 - CISOs Enable, Not Obstruct, Innovation
  • Prediction 6 - CISOs Respond to Demands that Security Beomes a "Predictable Operational Expense"
  • Prediction 7 - CISOs Move "Internet of Things" from Incidental to Important
  • Prediction 8 - CISOs Wrestle with Virtual Data-center Security that is Cloud Dispersed
  • Prediction 9 - CISOs Resolve Problems with "Tower of Crypto Babel"
  • Prediction 10 - CISOs Push Back on "New Normal" of Inevitable Breaches

"This year, we predict CISOs will arrive at a BYOD security policy that strikes a balance between user convenience, business unit innovation, and risk management of corporate assets," said Christian Christiansen, Security Products and Services program vice president, IDC (News - Alert).

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

About IDC Predictions

A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide IDC's outlook on the IT market, across industries, for the coming year. IDC will publish dozens of Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit for a complete listing.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 48 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting

About IDC Insights

IDC Insights lines of business assist businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-872-8200. Visit the IDC Insights Community at

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