Digital transformation should not be approached outside the context of proper cybersecurity.
At times of accelerated digital transformation and work at distance, it is impossible to see cybersecurity devices as an expense when they are, in fact, an investment. And it is that, beyond the company’s own security, we are talking about the very security of the clients and the reputation -and future- of the organization.
A recent survey by the consulting firm PwC shows that the main concern of the managers of various companies in the United States, and the second concern of any executive on a global scale, is cybersecurity threats. In such a way that, 57% of those surveyed anticipate making significant investments aimed at addressing this issue.
Taking the position that incidents are unavoidable is a deception that can be too expensive.
The same PwC survey shows that CEOs and CISOs believe that the majority of security breach incidents will be ransomware. This makes sense when looking at the statistics on the matter, where this kind of data hijacking was present in 54% of the organizations surveyed through malware in software updates, and in 50% through the corporate email itself.
This report concludes by urging organizations to improve their threat modeling capabilities and not settle exclusively on known and applied routes. This requires, in parallel, an early and frequent risk assessment, so PwC adds that the budget issue should be reviewed and reevaluated.
The endpoint takes on importance as facing the necessary remote work
The information assets of companies, one of their most important holdings, are linked or associated with risks and threats. Now let’s think about the present, and apparently enduring, remote work model: where and how is this information handled?
Each device is potentially a gateway to a possible cybersecurity attack. Suffice it to say that they are compromised in 85% of these acts of digital breach, and the weakest point in the chain is the end user within the company.
Attacking this effectively is an issue that must involve manufacturers and integrators alike, as well as user education and implementation of the necessary lockdown measures.
Without cybersecurity there is no digital transformation
Seen this way, there are two key points for digital transformation and security to come together in the same direction: first, that in the strategic plan the partner, who will play a vital role, has extensive knowledge and experience; and second, to take care to involve not only the internal security and IT managers, but also the heads of the companies.
So, advancing in the essential implementation of solutions that promote digital transformation requires, indisputably, having a cybersecurity strategy and means that shield these solutions. Therefore, companies should entrust the approach to this transformation gradually, firmly and safely, to technological partners that accompany them from the knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of the organization, to integrate the appropriate technologies taking care of all those doors to to protect.
Information Security Management System
The international standard ISO 27001 is a certifiable international standard for information security. The organizations that certify their ISMS (Information Security Management System) based on ISO / IEC 27001 assure partners and clients the implementation of the best information security practices for adequate risk management.
Therefore, as an integrator of system solutions and value-added services, TELNORM Colombia, with ISO / IEC 27001 ISMS certification (2013 version), guarantees the protection of its own information and that of third parties.
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