Matthew Doan (@MDecoder1) is a cyber and digital strategist at BCG Platinion, where he consults to top companies across the world. He’s also a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America. His passion is for solving problems at the intersection of technology and human dynamics.
Increasing a business’ digital competence is a need that’ll never go away; continual transformation is required to be competitive in the market. So much hinges on getting digital right that entire new disciplines and executive roles are springing up, including the Chief Digital Officer and Chief Transformation Officer. Change makes many people uncomfortable, but it’s a necessity.
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.