This may sound obvious, but our industry is very reactive. It often feels like we, as security professionals, must wait in the wings until something disastrous happens. Then, and only then, are we allowed to develop and respond to technologic trends.
So why does security consistently feel like it’s behind the curve? There are multiple reasons. We are all familiar with the dichotomy of security vs. convenience, which often positions security as the polar opposite of innovation. Many start-ups encourage a culture that values business swiftness over long term stability, and security is typically seen as too cumbersome. However, it’s possible for us to be excited about market trends and information security, we just need to begin taking the correct steps.