Security and the
Future of Trust

Find Out How IDC Can Help You to Harness Security as a Business Enabler through the 8 Pillars of Trust

Risk Assessment and Management Security • Compliance • Privacy • Ethics • Social Responsibility • Governance • Brand Reputation

Trust has emerged as a significant weapon in the European IT security team's arsenal when demonstrating how security is a direct enabler for business outcomes.

Driven by this business outcomes focus, Security is recognized as a business enabler rather than a blocker by 69% of European organizations, according to IDC's research.

What is the Future of Trust in Europe and How Does Security Fit in?

Classic responses have been to focus on cost reduction, resource optimization and enterprise risk management. However, IDC has detected the emergence of a new theme: security is starting to position itself to provide the trust that enables digital transformation.

But what does this mean in practice? The good news is that trust-enabling technologies are already commonly available. IDC divides these into four categories: secure connectivity; identity management; information management; and threat management. But technology alone is insufficient. To drive business value, technology must be accompanied by process and culture changes.


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Meet the Team

Duncan Brown leads European research for the Software, Services, Cloud, AccAD, and AI/IPA...

Duncan Brown

VP of Enterprise Research Europe

As research director for IDC's European Security practice, Joel Stradling leads the content...

Joel Stradling

Research Director, European Security

Dave Clemente is a Research Director in IDC's European Security practice, with a focus on cloud security and SIEM/SOA

Dave Clemente

Research Director, European Security

Mark Child is research manager for IDC’s European Security group. Mark has a specific...

Mark Child

Research Manager, European Security Solutions

Ralf Helkenberg is a research manager with the European security research team, responsible for leading...

Ralf Helkenberg

Research Manager, European Security Solutions

As research manager for IDC’s European Security group, Romain has a specific focus on network security...

Romain Fouchereau

Manager, Security Appliance Program, European Systems and Infrastructure Solutions

Richard Thurston leads IDC's European Security Services program. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, working as a journalist and analyst in a number of research, insight and thought leadership roles in cybersecurity and communications service providers.

Richard Thurston

Research Manager, European Security Services

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