With the pandemic accelerating the digital transformation journeys across businesses, security leaders are fortifying their cyber-security resilience.
For most organizations, 2021 has certainly become the year to re-organize while they secure the business cybersecurity resilience. The industry experts believe business leaders should support their combined security posture. This is certainly due to the rapid changes and uncertainty throughout last year.
The technology market has adjusted to operate remotely – with all things connected virtually, and thus, the overall attack surface has increased. As a result, the journey towards the cloud has also been accelerated and still continuing. The security leaders now focus on building sustainable and robust security for improved ways of business operations.
The volume of data organizations have been collecting and digitizing has certainly risen, and a lot of this is sitting on other businesses’ cloud. The security professionals are required to work, have conversations, collect data, and secure things – differently in 2021.
Prominent organizations have already begun to up-skill their employees around cloud security since temporary measures will no longer function. This involves detecting, preventing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents amid the advanced cyber ecosystem.
This will help in boosting their adaptability, productivity, and decision-making skills in the rapidly changing market. In fact, any security awareness program could pave the way towards a critical and multi-layered defence strategy.
Moreover, looking at the next normal, both CIOs and IT leaders play key roles on the road to recovery. Since technology is a dynamic business aspect, they are always pointing toward creating a future adaptive model.
Clearly, businesses should make urgent upgrades to create awareness for various security risks associated with hybrid working and the understanding of how to control them. This will demand the IT teams for more staff engagement and delegate greater responsibility for cybersecurity to an individual.
According to a recent IDC study, nearly 65% of CIOs would digitally authorize their organizations, allowing front-line employees with AI, data, and improved security by the end of 2022. Thus, the IT leaders need to figure out how technology will enable future growth and success for companies – while ensuring continuity and resilience.
Nicole Mills, Senior Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group, explained in the company blog – “We won’t see things return to normal in 2021, but the year will mark the start of the transition back to a more stable way of working and living. The trends that have been accelerated by the pandemic will embed themselves into business and society, and new challenges and threat vectors will become evident.”
Simply put, with the world functioning a lot more digitally, there is more risk of exposure. Given the current scenario, the security and risk professionals will need to adapt to the new reality – keeping up with the speed of the constant change. This is applicable while fortifying resilience and ultimately, consolidating and reinforcing the overall cybersecurity posture.