The rapidly changing digital world needs security teams and systems that can adapt to and prepare for unexpected shifts. From the advent of remote and hybrid work to increased levels of cloud migration, cybersecurity leaders must protect their organizations from attack vectors that develop each day. 

In their Security Priorities Report, WWT Research identifies priorities that security professionals should consider when dealing with evolving technology and work environments.

1: Cyber resilience

By building cyber resilience in their organizations, chief information security officers (CISOs) and other cybersecurity leaders can proactively defend against a myriad of cyberattacks. Conducting a risk assessment of relevant cyberattack types and frequencies and creating an incident recovery plan can help increase cybersecurity resilience.

2: Implementing zero trust

According to the report, adopting and implementing a zero trust framework in an organization can reduce the risk of a cybersecurity incident by continually authenticating users. In order to implement zero trust, security leaders should establish C-suite buy-in, attain endpoint visibility, segment the organizational network, and establish least-privilege access.

3: Identity and access management

Without a robust identity and access management (IAM) strategy, security professionals can open their organizations up to cyberattacks as bad actors impersonate privileged users. Identifying IAM stakeholders, developing access and identity strategies that aid business goals, and designing an IAM governance framework that works toward performance targets can help organizations remain resilient in a shifting tech landscape.

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