As a security leader in an organization, you know just how many hackers are on constant lookouts for gaps or weaknesses that grant them access to a system. It is not uncommon for organizations to fall prey to cyberattacks, and these offenses can result in pricey business disruptions.
Here’s the problem: security needs are highly IT-centered even today. For businesses to successfully achieve their digital business transformations without compromising their security, there needs to be a business-centered security strategy.
Don’t miss out on these tips if you’re shifting your security strategy from IT to business.
1. Introduce Secure User Productivity
In the face of threats, your email security prohibits access to work-related web pages, or your antivirus software blocks legitimate inbound files, workers can’t perform their duties and must resort to IT to solve issues. Naturally, this wastes everyone’s time. To remain productive while consecutively strengthening security, many newer security technologies focus on the end-user experience, such as multi-factor authentication, disarm and reconstruction, and browser isolation.
2. Collaborate to Address Cyber Risks, Not Threats
Cybersecurity doesn’t only involve the IT department. As a matter of fact, businesses constantly evolve their security posture by collaborating with business leaders. It is suggested that security leaders enable cooperation by design between the digital and security teams placed at the frontlines of digital transformation efforts. While this might make it slightly trickier to address new cyber threats, security can evaluate and prioritize new cyber risks by working with business leaders and adopting security as a service that won’t hamper productivity.
3. Position Security as a Business Service
As a business owner, you’re employing the use of many business services – Google, Microsoft, Zoom, AWS, Slack, etc. – all of which aid your digital business operations. Think of security in the same way. By adopting security as a business service, integrating modern infrastructure and applications as service becomes simpler, instead of having to develop, maintain, and customize a new security infrastructure.
Wrapping It Up
You can’t implement a business-centered approach to cybersecurity overnight. However, security leaders must strive to steer their business in the right direction. Cyber threats are now more sophisticated than ever. In the long run, not only will a business-centered security strategy significantly aid both the organization and its workers but also its global clientele.