The cost and consequences of security complexity: New Ponemon Institute research identifies 8 best practices

Complexity seems unstoppable. The Ponemon Institute surveyed almost 600 security professionals to study, for the first time, the impact of complexity on enterprise security posture. How can you identify the warning signs of complexity in your organization? Is complexity stopping security technologies from being implemented effectively? Is the move to mobile and cloud making the problem worse? What are the implications for security architecture and who should be accountable in your organization for addressing them?  

The study lists out eight consequences of complexity and key findings such as why 66% of respondents believe complexity will increase in the next two years.  It is essential to reduce complexity within IT security architecture and security specialists must come up with practical approaches for dealing with an increasingly paralyzing problem.

Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research think tank dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework. Ponemon Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in various industries. In addition to Institute activities, Dr. Ponemon is an adjunct professor for ethics and privacy at Carnegie Mellon University’s CIO Institute. He is a Fellow of the Center for Government Innovation of the Unisys Corporation