Security for Digital Transformation
Every organization has a digital agenda. Or at least they should have one. But there is digital on the inside and then there is digital in everything you do.
Does digital mean a new role for IT?
Setting security in a business contextMost service owners, partners, and customers understand digital. But they still need support to know where the anomalies are, where the risks lie, and how to recover quickly from any downtime. Fundamentally, they just want their services to stay up-and-running.
The IT department can support all of this. It can apply risk management that strikes that careful balance between enabling flexible, fast services and stopping threats from bringing down service lines. But to do this effectively, it will have to relinquish its traditional role and accept that others will need to be trained in digital security too.
What does this mean for your organization?As the organization transitions to a digital enterprise, its footprint extends beyond old boundaries. So the security that is used to protect services must be flexible. This means building intelligence-led security into every digital activity from the beginning. It means changing mindsets so that security is not an afterthought or the role of one individual or department.
The IT department can no longer stay in control of security. But it can influence security controls. Especially if it embraces its new role as a quality controller and knowledge providers to others. That way it can ensure digital security is as successful as the digital enterprise it sets out to protect.