Reduced Security Control to Push Innovation

Reduced Security Control to Push Innovation

Originally submitted by Vanessa Watkins
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Blue Sky Research on emerging issues and other research economies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 

Weak Signal's description 
In a keynote Google’s former CIO Douglas Merrill describes Google’s approach concerning internal innovation culture as offering employees as much freedom as possible in their working/innovation processes, e.g, by letting them choose any operation system, any location and any software they want to use. This increases the company’s rate of return. Any other way would just stifle their productivity in innovation. This has an effect on Google’s security policies: Google tries to close the upcoming security-gap in its own infrastructure e.g. by securing their servers rather than opting for the traditional solution, which would be to secure each device, which is used by an employee (and thereby restricting the devices, which can be used: software, computer, browser, etc.).