Why Information Security (IS) Needs Transformational Change

The Threat Landscape has changed. So, what’s next?

In the modern mobile driven world, security is everyone’s responsibility whereas not too long ago it was considered as mainly an issue for Information Technology (IT) departments – yet people have been misusing data for gain long before the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) was appointed.

We live in an agile world where change is almost continuous, as is the ever-changing security threat landscape. It is clear, though, that the information security stakes have risen exponentially in our digital age. With the explosive growth in data and IT, and its growing strategic and operational importance to governments and businesses alike, data crime has growing potential to steal trillions, break supply chains, kill critical infrastructure, or bring down enterprises and governments.

Managing the new and constantly evolving applications and workflows that span different environments, to stay tuned with the rapid changes in business and technologies, organisations often take a reactive approach to cyber security - meaning the security function struggles to keep up as the business and technology evolves.

In an ever evolving and increasingly challenging threat environment, it’s understandable that organisations’ Information Security (IS) strategies can end up being behind the curve.

Raise Awareness, less threats, more addressing risk

Developing Information Security capability incrementally from such a position is insufficient to keep up with the growing and evolving threat. Instead, it requires a transformational approach toIS .

Businesses should be establishing and enforcing consistent security policies across various platforms that each have their own native controls and interfaces. These changes should support changes in the business. Security should always be part of the initial consideration and baked into the process from the beginning.

Security Governance as a Catalyst for Change and Measurable Business Enablement

It is more than just technology, it’s also about changing how teams work toward successful and secure Digital Transformation. It also incorporates organizational structure and design, culture change, talent acquisition & enablement and operating model adaptation. Security practices must employ deliberate and comprehensive strategies to reduce risk and protect hybrid IT ecosystems.

Governance must include comprehensive visibility, and a deep understanding of the environment and potential threats, but also a clear integration of people, process, technology, and policy. Organisational and individual factors should complement each other, not be separately governed in the context of security, much like data collected.

Are you ready to begin your security transformation? Logicalis has the experience, expertise, and the well-tried, effective models and methods to support your security transformation journey. We offer you the flexibility to choose the IS elements which add most value and let you start your journey from where you are, not where we say you should start from.

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