December 15, 2021
Business decision makers want to make things happen efficiently – they understand the relationship between risk and reward, and typically accept a reasonable level of risk in order to achieve a positive outcome. When it comes to cyber security as part of the bigger risk discussion, it’s key for the IT team to give them a realistic understanding of that risk, without making them feel like they have to become experts on security or technology. There will often be a tension between the need to innovate and the need to manage the associated or perceived risk.
Pre-pandemic, many organisations were in a state of constant change as they were executing on their digital transformation (DX) strategies. For some there was a realisation that cyber security in a DX scenario becomes more complex.
Roll on to March 2020 and COVID-19, acting as a catalyst, increased the appetite for and expedited efforts towards DX. Organisations were driven to further leverage digital capabilities to ensure continued operations as they rapidly adapted to changing needs, in many cases using already stretched or limited resources.
In the rush to adapt and change, if the combination of People-Process-Technology (PPT) is not balanced correctly, IT security risks will grow.
Having the appropriate IT policies in place is critical to underpin the success of the PPT framework, and ultimately the DX strategy.
Contact Steve Macmillan to discuss how Protocol Policy Systems can help you to lay the foundation for a secure computing environment.
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