For most organizations, putting great cybersecurity in place requires a massive uphill trek. Many forms of change are required – technology, process, talent, and more. Here, cyber leaders focus inward, working to get capabilities in place and reduce identified risks. But fundamentally, you need externally-driven change too, where other enterprise leaders (and key partners outside of your business) believe in the cyber mission so deeply that they can’t live without it.
While cybersecurity should be a primary concern for all organizations, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Mid-market businesses have different security needs and concerns than large enterprises. To meet these needs, CISOs must meet with business leaders to discuss what technology is required to safeguard digital assets. Cloud adoption only heightens the need for this conversation.
According to the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), the actual scope of work of a BC or resilience professional hasn’t really changed. Organizations still must have high-quality response and damage limitation plans formulated by skilled planners. The change in the resilience profession, however, is moving away from a technical specialization and into mainstream business risk management. DRI reports that consolidation of resilience disciplines has increased over the past year. The main result of this is that fewer organizations have independent business continuity departments, with BC professionals being incorporated into existing risk management or information security divisions.
In the monitoring and surveillance sector, Artificial Intelligence based solutions such as Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), are entering the mainstream as they reach levels of refinement, usability and affordability.
Smart mobile devices have become almost as necessary as breathing today. A wide range of devices are available – more than ever before, and at ever more affordable price points, fueling their ubiquity. The capabilities of these smart mobile devices are also expanding. They allow us to access more social media platforms than we have friends, provide us quick access to all the information on the web, handle our schedules, and most importantly, they allow us to be proactive with our security.