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Rethinking Browser Security: From Risk to Asset

Island's Bradon Rogers Discusses Transforming Browsers for Enterprise Security
Bradon Rogers, chief customer officer, Island

The traditional browser was never built for the enterprise environment, yet it remains a central tool for application delivery and content consumption. Bradon Rogers, chief customer officer at Island, explained the inherent risks associated with conventional browsers and how Island's enterprise browser approach challenges the status quo.

Historically, consumer web browsers have been a bad fit from a security standpoint. Rogers recommends a radical rethinking of how browsers should function in secure environments, emphasizing user experience and integrated security as foundational rather than supplemental features.

"In the past, there have been attempts to create secure browsers, and the idea of the secure browser was philosophically different than what we've done with the enterprise browser," he said. "Secure browsers' idea was: 'Philosophically, the browser's bad. Let's wrap something around it to keep it from doing the stupid stuff it would do.' And unfortunately, the end user got a terrible experience."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Rogers also discussed:

  • Misconceptions about browser security and the foundational purposes of browsers;
  • How organizations can better balance functionality with security;
  • Last mile control and why it's so important.

Rogers leads Island's customer relationships and focuses on assuring technical field excellence and customer satisfaction as Island builds its market. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and previously served on the executive team at Mimecast, where he led global sales engineering.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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