How to Sustain Your Company’s Digital Transformation?

When expanding your digital presence, the attack surface also gets bigger.

Ways to Sustain Your Company's Digital Transformation with Solid Security

Today's digital environment is more complex than ever, and so, more difficult to secure. When you add a new layer of transformation to your digital presence, you are expanding the attack surface, giving attackers more targets from which to choose.

Some common ways organizations transform digitally involve moving to or expanding their cloud environment, increasing the use of shadow IT (software products downloaded by the business without the knowledge of the IT or security department), and increasing the use of IoT devices. All of these adjustments involve increased reliance on third parties and vendors, which means sharing your data and access to your networks beyond your traditional perimeter.

According to 2020 data from the Digital Transformation Expo (DTX), DTX: NOW, cyber security has now moved to the top of the list for IT buyers embarking on digital transformation projects, with 26% saying it was their primary focus  – followed by cloud (21%), data analytics (15%) and network infrastructure (14%).

Read on for a few ways to ensure your digital transformation is backed up by the kind of security that will protect you from cyber threats. 

  • Do your research into proven threats.

    Security analytics can help businesses' security teams cut through the noise of vast amounts of data by applying sophisticated algorithms and analysis techniques to the security data available in their environments. An efficient way to protect your digital core security platform is employing deep analytics that leverage machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to process data and uncover threats efficiently.
  • Embed security into the process of designing software.

    With the cloud in particular, IT coding can include built-in security features that can be used to address risks. To add more levels of protection to your digital transformation, software programs can be designed to reduce applications risks, bolster data layer security, and protect identity.

  • Build a secure scaffolding for company processes.

    Digital businesses need to embed security into the very core of their systems and processes. They must build a fast and convenient user experience and create digital value chains protecting customers' data. The Covid-19 pandemic illustrated the importance of a secure culture within organizations. Cyber attackers rely on joint moves and tactics, which turn out successful when used on many employees working from home. In light of this, organizations need to increase their efforts to train and re-train their employees in cyber security and inspire a sense of responsibility in every staff member. Finally, collaborating with trusted partners is as essential as reskilling and upskilling employees.

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