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This IDC Perspective focuses on the emergent themes and lessons learned from the 2018 iteration of London's Infosecurity exhibition and conference (aka Infosec), held from the June 5-7. IDC's team of analysts left Infosec with the following takeaways as to how security vendors are addressing the European market:

  • Endpoint, despite being the largest and longest-established segment, remains a source of growth, with the emergence of IoT and the IT/OT crossover being key drivers at present.
  • SecDevOps is emerging as a concept and helping to position security as a business enabler rather than being the "department of no."
  • Risk and operational efficiency are the key business themes in which security can be a driver.
  • GDPR was under-represented compared with IDC's pre-show expectations, even though enforcement began just days before the event, and IDC finds that most organizations are well short of "automated compliance."

"Infosec is a good barometer for the state of the European market, and there were some clear messages for buyers and vendors to bear in mind this year. There is a clear need to focus on business outcomes, with brand reputation, digital trust, SecDevOps, and operational efficiencies being the key themes," said Dominic Trott, associate research director, IDC European Security.



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