Having built and brought a company public in the banking software space with technology that, at the time was considered a brash, supposedly unproven platform on which to run financial institutions, I’m well aware of the classic bell curve for the adoption of new solutions. Just like the introduction of any new disruptive technology to the market, there are always the innovators and early adopters, followed by the early majority, late majority and of course, the laggards.
One might believe that in the cybersecurity space, with such a heightened sense of urgency in trying to address the global challenges we are facing in this arena, the adoption rate for fresh, next generation solutions might be accelerated.
Unfortunately, the well-known bell curve still holds true. Some of the same approaches I saw take place in the banking industry are alive and well in the IT security space.