In the current competitive scenario, businesses came across the pressure to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape and market demands. In today’s hyper-competitive environment, those who aren’t able to keep up the pace of innovation, it isn’t easy to make their survival. Going through a digital transformation and migrating to the cloud can help organizations innovate faster and provide enhanced customer experience. Yet, many can struggle because the route for digital transformation can be convoluted and present new hurdles, including organization alignment and growing cybersecurity risks. With proper planning and execution, businesses can accelerate their digital transformation more securely.
Challenges Organizations Faced During Digital Transformation
Undergoing digital transformation is not a cakewalk: it often demands a complete reimagination of customer experiences, organizational culture, and business processes. Despite the systemic nature of change, creating cohesion across organizational silos can be one of the significant challenges. Such functional and cultural silos can become one of the inhibitors for securing the digital journey. Misalignment can lead to delays in product launch, second-rate customer interactions, and increased cyber-safety risks.
The other critical challenge for organizations undergoing digital transformation is ensuring their increasingly fragmented IT environment. Most organizations distribute their critical data and applications over multiple cloud environments. This technical sprawl provides a broader surface area for attack and can expose the company from hostile actors to more dynamic attack vectors. This fact perpetuates the risk of attack as security teams often struggle between too many security tools, too much data to process, and not enough cyber skills among their workforce.
Enterprise Security At A Startup Speed
Security leaders need to consider revising their approach to digital transformation. Firstly, they need to ensure that the security objectives are aligned with the organization’s overall business goals. Then they need to implement the rapid, iterative methodologies that we often associate with the agile product development to how they resolve security challenges for their business and end-users. It can aid security teams in delivering a more effective security program with even slowing down the speed of change required by the company.
Digital Transformation Also Demands Security Transformation.
These rising levels of connectivity create challenges relating to coverage. Since these links cross traditional silos, there are no longer enough current controls — which often appear siloed. New technologies introduce new security requirements that may or may not address your existing controls. And when you run on fast release cycles, you must be able to keep up with your testing capabilities.
In short, you need more and faster protection. But here the question is, how? On the problem, you can not throw an endless number of point security tools. Additionally, with a huge budget that none of us currently have; all the security holes concealed among the complexities will still be challenging to close. Given the well-documented lack of security expertise, throwing professional people at issue is not feasible, either. Moreover, the solution, of course, can not be to rip and remove. Even if there was one do-it-all solution that doesn’t exist, it probably won’t be realistic.
All this means that organizations must radically change the way they think about and handle software and infrastructure security. It needs to be incorporated into the security controls to increase visibility and coverage – removing silos and exchanging risk intelligence. Automating testing and assurance to manage risk and ensure compliance across the entire ecosystem is crucial. These activities will continually and continuously support the digital transformation as it progresses over time. It’s no longer just about your security framework; to create a more successful security strategy, you must concentrate on how they are organized.
Are we there yet?
Companies seeking to sustain creativity will continue to use emerging technology to change what they are doing and how they are doing it. But as long as this transition cycle continues, as it will certainly do, we will always strive to keep up with security and regulatory policies to reduce risk and promote our digital well-being.