Accelerating Safely on the Digital Highway

I wrote this post a couple of months back but it’s highly relevant for 2021 and it’s worth being brought up again. You will also find below a reference to an interesting on-demand webinar hosted by InfoSecurity Magazine..

Despite today’s harsh medical crisis we are living great times of innovation. For the past years, digital transformation has been stuck more or less at buzzword level, but the last 2 months marked a sharp change, with many businesses being force into a new “digital only” norm. Now more than ever, digital transformation proves its value in an unprecedented and unforeseeable way: the higher the degree of digitization, the better an organization adapts to the current reality.

The ability to enable employees to continue their work while at home, the automation of processes or access to digital markets are key capabilities that improved the resilience of businesses and governments during the last months. These forced behavioral changes will have long lasting (positive) effects. One of the most spectacular is the acceleration of all digitalization initiatives in the years to come.

But, a word of warning. While it offers many advantages for organizations, digital transformation also creates significant security vulnerabilities. The more an organization relies on digital, the less capable is to continue to effectively operate with the IT systems down or compromised. Inevitable, things can and will go wrong at some point. Either by mistake, by intention or simply due to an unforeseen and unfortunate event.

What is cyber-resilience and why is it important?

Cyber-resilience is the ability to continue delivering the intended outcomes (digital services) despite adverse cyber-events. However, mastering cyber-resilience has some strings attached to it, bringing various challenges mandatory to be considered and overcame. Needless to say, navigating through the modern-day cyber-threat landscape is paramount to address and vital for ensuring business continuity.

If larger organizations are typically better prepared, cyber-resilience proves to be a more difficult challenge for mid-sized organizations due to less capabilities and resources. So, how can a mid-sized organization increase its cyber-resilience without sky-rocketing the costs?

In a special joint-webinar with InfoSecurity Magazine, we will explore how organizations can increase their cyber-resilience throughout digital transformation! The session will be focused on outlining the pillars of a security architecture that provide the ability to detect cyber-incidents early and effectively respond to emerging threats.

Key takeaways:

– How detection and response contribute to cyber-resilience
– How to tackle the challenges of implementing a detection and response solution in a mid-sized organization
– How to simplify the security architecture with an extended detection and response strategy

Initially posted on Bitdefender Business Insights: