I attended the Gartner Security Summit held in Maryland,USA on June 17th - a 4 day event with about 3,500 attendees and about 200 vendor exhibits. Yes, that’s right! That’s how active and competitive the security space is.
Apart from attending the Gartner analyst sessions, I also networked with a few CISOs and Security folks over the lunches and breakfasts. Here are a few applications security trends and recommendations that I heard during my time at the summit:
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.