Gartner Research

The Future of Information Security Is Context Aware and Adaptive

Published: 14 May 2010

ID: G00200385

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald


IT and business infrastructure is increasingly dynamic, and information security must evolve to support it. The future of information security infrastructure is contextual and adaptive, capable of changing to support rapidly changing threat and business environments in near real time.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Context Awareness and Information Security
  • Why Context, Why Now?
  • Real-Time Context Leads to Measures of Trustability
  • Types of Context That Are Relevant to Security Decisions
  • Examples of Context-Aware, Adaptive Security Infrastructure Today
  • Looking Ahead: Context Lays the Foundation for the Shift to Adaptive Risk-Based Security

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