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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017: Adaptive Security Architecture

Published: 21 March 2017

ID: G00319583

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Avivah Litan , David Cearley


The intelligent digital mesh creates an ever-more complex world for security, demanding a continuous, contextual and coordinated approach. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must make security an integral part of all projects.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Adaptive Security Architecture Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Adaptive Security Architecture Fits in the Top 10
  • Security Must Be Continuous, Contextual and Coordinated
  • Security-Aware Design — Adopt DevSecOps
  • The IoT Security Imperative
  • The Next Frontier — Intelligent Security
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

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