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Accenture Security Chief On The Russian Threat, Ransomware And The Classic Mistake That Solution Providers Make

Jay Fitzgerald

‘Security is not just about protecting the digital business from what is well known. Even more, it‘s about protecting from what is coming next,’ says Paolo Dal Cin of Accenture.

Some say security products should be put in an “all-in-one” platform and that there’s a trend towards consolidation in that regard. Do you think this is possible? Is this where the security market is going?

I see the same trend — a security consolidation in the product space. But I don’t think that we will have in the future one single product platform. For sure, the clients are looking to consolidate a little bit more. They don’t want to add anymore, as in the past, too many different security solutions in order to protect just, for example, the network, the cloud, data, the digital identity space, etc. They are looking for fewer platforms, fewer partners to deal with in order to have the best security posture. If you want to react to a cyberattack very quickly, you need to have a chain of command and control that is, you know, shorter and faster. With an environment with too many suppliers, too many third-party (players), too many companies involved in your supply chain, the mission will be even more tough. So simplification and consolidation with the right company, I think is a good trend.

 

 
Jay Fitzgerald

Jay Fitzgerald is a senior editor covering cybersecurity for CRN. Jay previously freelanced for the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Boston magazine, Banker & Tradesman, MassterList.com, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, the National Bureau of Economic Research and other entities. He can be reached at jfitzgerald@thechannelcompany.com.

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