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Public Sector’s new modern security model

Posted on February 14, 2018

The UK Public Sector is desperately trying to catch up to the 21st century and must move to the cloud and mobile, quickly. The implications of this are:

  1. Public Sector will ultimately move away from the data center business. Everything will be “cloud.” Cost, simplicity and missions will require this change – sooner rather than later.
  2. Mobile will consume the desktop whole – iOS, Android, Windows 10… all popular mobile OSes.
  3. Items 1 and 2 will eliminate any need for a traditional ‘perimeter.’

The security model we all grew up on (VPNs, firewalls, etc.) struggles to keep up with this “cloud-first,” “always-connected” world we find ourselves in.  To this end, SSL has always been the most successful example as it is easy to deploy and doesn’t require the end user to jump through hoops in order to use it.

Second, mobile begets cloud and cloud begets mobile. This self-propagating “ecosystem” has brought power to app developers in the commercial world – agility, speed to market, whatever. This trend started in the consumer world and has brought this exact same power to the enterprise over the past many years. Public sector agencies are just now starting to realise some of these “powers” and need help to keep up.

AscendID can assist the government in protecting its move to cloud and to help public sector agencies as they contemplate a move to a modern security model.  See we have already helped one local UK council.

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