The openness and universal connectivity that helped break down the barriers between coporate networks has also turned out to be a security liability. Jon Oltsik, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, writes that there’s now a need for open standards in security [Cnet news.com] to help make collaboration and data-sharing more efficient and secure.
Oltsik says that Jericho Forum foresaw this need years ago.
According to ESG Research, the 2004 Jericho Forum vision is now a solid reality. In a recent survey, 60 percent of enterprise (i.e. organizations with more than 1,000 employees) share confidential data with non-employees. In other words, the data is flowing beyond the “walled garden” on a regular and increasing basis.