Members of Silicon Valley CISO Investments (SVCI) offer their take on the challenges and trends that will shape 2023.
As Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across industries including tech, insurance, and retail, we have the benefit of sharing (and comparing) our perspectives on a variety of hot-button issues. As members of Silicon Valley CISO Investments (SVCI), we also get a front seat to the most recent cybersecurity innovations by advising and investing in the next generation of startups—and using our decades of expertise to help them thrive.
From where we sit in the C-suite, here’s our take on the trends and challenges that will shape 2023:
CISO, Robert Half
The overlooked web browser gets its due
The Enterprise Web Browser cements its position as the new environment where work happens. As we all know, the web browser is the most pervasive application we use every day. Yet existing browsers do little to consider the context of the enterprise and the security of the applications they use. Browsers are increasingly being used to access sensitive content and files, conduct transactions, install and run applications/extensions, and even manage critical organizational systems. This is due to the emergence of cloud-based computing and the internet of things, which are allowing employees to access organizational data, applications, and systems from anywhere and on any device. Businesses are embracing this transformation because web browsers are now able to provide a unified user experience across multiple devices, making them an attractive alternative to traditional operating systems.
Security teams will start to look to the Enterprise Browser to consolidate countless security controls such as DLP, browser isolation, web filtering, phishing protection, password managers, MDM, ZTNA and even replace VDI using the browser itself. Further they will see easier paths via the Enterprise Browser to onboard their own hybrid workforce, third parties and contractors, as well as to enable viable BYOD programs.
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