Embracing Secure- by- Design Digital Transformation Approaches

Embracing Secure- by- Design Digital Transformation Approaches
Embracing Secure- by- Design Digital Transformation Approaches

Integrating secure by design digital transformation approaches will enhance confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT infrastructure all the time.

Industry 4.0 demands enterprises to revamp their business processes digitally. Adopting digital transformation initiatives offers organizations strategic, structural, and operational convenience. CISOs should consider securing digital transformation journeys to ensure success and gain stakeholders’ confidence.

Developing or upgrading to an advanced security tech stack that helps businesses be more flexible, scalable, and agile is essential for being resilient. Enterprises need to consider cybersecurity as their top priority while embarking on a digital transformation journey. Security by design is an efficient approach that will assist enterprises in determining the risk and exploring tech stack improvement opportunities in real-time. It is a perfect way to enable end-to-end secure digital transformation and minimize expensive errors. Here are a few secure by-design digital transformation approaches:

Enriching User Experience (UX) with secure designs

A few enterprises reduce layers of design security to enhance the user experience. However, it shouldn’t be the case; businesses need to integrate a layer of security wherever required to minimize threats. Understanding the business goals post implementation of the technology and its impact on security will assist in making strategic decisions. It will help businesses to determine the work processes and touchpoints that need security and what experience need to be offered. CIOs, CMOs, and CISOs should consider working closely to develop a secure design digital transformation approach. An efficient secure by design strategy with advanced authentication methods, security settings, and employee training modules will help to create threat resilient plans. Enterprises need to design an enriching user experience by integrating convenient authentication tools like Google or Microsoft Authenticator to offer robust security. 

Also Read: Strong Cybersecurity is Critical for Successful Digital Transformation

Developing a robust Service Access Security Edge (SASE) architecture

CISOs should consider developing and implementing a comprehensive security architecture that suffices all the demands of the cloud-first work environments. Enterprises today not only have to identify potential security threats but also continuously track, identify and mitigate them effectively. 

Implementation of Unified Threat Management (UTM) tools centralize intrusion detection, layer seven firewall, application control, and content monitoring tools into one platform. UTM tools will enable enterprises to improve monitoring and better visibility for all the assets on the IT infrastructure

Many legacy firewall systems have become obsolete to the modern cyber security threats that linger around on a distributed network. CISOs should consider upgrading to customized firewall tools that protect businesses from external threats. Integrating secure web gateways into the security tech stack is a perfect way to restrict unauthorized access, software, and malware. 

Cloud access security brokers act as an intermediary between cloud users and cloud service providers to set enterprise security protocols using tools such as single sign-on, authentication, credential mapping, and more. Embracing Zero Trust Security Architecture (ZTNA) is an effective way to ensure secure access to users from anywhere. Zero trust is one of the best approaches to developing secure by design digital transformation approaches. Because ZTNA is built on a model that believes trust is never implicit and offers a specific application or service instead of the entire network.

Developing secure by design security infrastructure outside the SASE framework

Organizations need to implement robust tools in the security tech stack to protect their businesses from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It is a perfect way to identify suspicious and malicious traffic and diverts it to scrubbing centers to filter legitimate traffic to access the network. Managed detection and response services enable businesses to identify, evaluate, investigate and immediately mitigate threats and remediate any harm. 

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