A New Convergence Economy
Security Convergence, the collaboration of people and systems for better security, is not just about saving money or increasing effectiveness. It represents a new economy. As we analyze the transformation of the security ecosystem — buying and selling traditional, proprietary, non-integrated products and services — we notice a transformation. Information technology and the Internet play an increasing role in production, control, marketing and distributions of security services and products.
This blog is partial proof. "Web 2.0" is a new concept linking people and ideas in non-conventional ways. And here we are debating security best practices and technologies on a blog.
The resultant new economy is repleat with new processes for managing security, new technologies to link processes in ways never before possible, new techniques for supporting customers and selling to them, and new channels for distribution.
Old ways of doing security naturally segregated the security function from the core functions of an organization (its executives, its business units, its sales engine). But the new economy of security, the convergence economy, is transforming the protection of business and homeland.