Enterprises and SMBs rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey to shine their business in this digital era, to enhance their customer experience, to create innovations, agility, and to explore new market opportunities. Moving to the cloud, embracing automation, Big Data, IoT and AI, blockchain will advance organization capabilities and add competitive advantage value. Also, the fact is by adopting these technologies and moving towards digital transformation, automatically bringing new cybersecurity risks and threats to the business’s IT infrastructure and digital assets. Any mishappening will not only cost monetary value but the loss of business reputation and customer’s trust will be far more challenging to regain.
CIOs (Chief Information Officers) plan and execute the latest efficient technologies to creates new revenue sources and business opportunities. Nowadays most of the businesses are engaged in some form of the digital transformation either cloud computing, using IoT or by enabling SaaS based applications. Adoption of technologies and application give the business a competitive advantage and market reputation but by just enabling digital transformation journey is not enough to maintain and protect organization’s digitals assets and IT infrastructure for the long run. The cybersecurity risk associated with digital transformation journey increasing with more sophistication and complexity, the requirement to maintain organizations security, trained security professionals need to priorities security concerns along with digital transformation journey.
Embedding Cybersecurity into Digital Transformation
Often seen when organization plans their digital transformation strategy, cloud computing, IoT, and AI, automation, blockchain, they forgot to invite cybersecurity executive and without security professionals organization made critical decisions to shift their organization from traditional way to advanced digital world where cybercriminals continuously eyeing looking for any vulnerability to get access of your IT infrastructure, your customers / partners database, financial and confidential records, etc. Embedding cybersecurity and intelligence with the digital transformation journey from the outset can empower the digitization journey, enable ways to manage threat and risk and give more ways to manage organization resilience.
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Cybersecurity – A outset concern not afterthoughts
Since cybersecurity has emerged as a major obstacle to the digital transformation journey, the requirement to highlight and prioritize security from the outset. Report shows especially Indian organizations seem overconfident on protecting their organization’s digital infrastructure.
Organizations understanding the value and benefits of digital transformation, they also need to consider cybersecurity on priority and consider the integral component of the business transformation.
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