Information Security and Innovation; Guide to Secure Technology Innovation Initiatives



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Organizations need to innovate and evolve or go into extinction- to cope with demands of being innovative and meet the current and future needs of customers, organizations must be prepared to embrace technologies in the cyberspace. Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle reveals distinct technology trends which are complimented by Forbes top 25 most innovative companies as factors responsible for companies’ consistent leadership and profitability in their respective industries. Imbibing technology innovations comes with inherent cyber security challenges owing to dynamic threat landscape and potential breaches. This research study proffers guides using a Risk assessment approach to technology innovation as means of balancing the need to imbibe technology innovations and remain cyber secured. It also designs a guide to integrate information security into an innovation process as a holistic approach to meeting the concerns of companies that want to technologically innovate while maintaining the information security and business needs of the organization.



Information Security, Risk management, Innovations, Risk assessment, Technology innovations