Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University
Charla Griffy-Brown is currently Professor of Information Systems at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Society, an International journal published by Elsevier.
Dr. Griffy-Brown is an accomplished multi-disciplined leader with 15 plus years of experience helping executives, boards and organizations to leverage new opportunities in business process redesign, digital innovation and information security to achieve their strategic objectives. Her most recent work with executives and corporate boards includes user-behavior analytics and a risk-based approach to information security and strategic planning.
She has conducted research at companies such as Honda, Hilton Hotels and Pratt-Whitney Rocketdyne/Boeing as well as public and private companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. She has published widely including the Journal of Information Technology Management, Technovation and Technology Forecasting and Social Change.
Research Roundtable: Big Data Analysis
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Businesses are taking advantage of the benefits provided by virtualization and cloud computing to build flexible, agile, and cost-effective IT architecture. These elastic capabilities help companies compete by accelerating the delivery of internal and customer facing applications and services. Many companies are building enterprise architecture by combining legacy, multi-cloud and virtual environments. The critical security problem is that these new opportunities to align with business resulted in a co-mingled architecture which effectively eliminates a formal architectural perimeter. Based on interviews with boards of directors and executive leadership teams facing these new environments, we explored the question: How do we secure increasingly dynamic architecture amidst increasingly coordinated and sophisticated threats? Based on this qualitative analysis we describe a number of security, compliance, and risk-based approaches that are effectively being used. Critical approaches identified and presented include, a risk evaluation of new technologies analyzing how they are aligned to emerging threats and remediation. In addition, agile development, user behavioral analytics and automaton must be tied to a big data platform. Importantly, user-behavior analytics must be architected into all future design. In an environment without a perimeter, these solutions and lessons are critical for telecommunications companies, internet service providers, and public cloud hosting providers and decision-makers.