Digital transformation is at the forefront of conversation at many organizations as digitization becomes increasingly important. But, how does security factor into this transition?
The landscape has changed as we are facing more risks due to cybercriminals who are constantly finding more innovative ways to infiltrate our systems. Can you approach digitization, security and access in a proactive manner? Restricting access is often a part of the strategy to improve security. Some organizations are okay with that while others feel like they’re losing trust with their partners. The happy medium is often the sweet spot.
Fortunately, Millennials, who grew up with the Internet, are accustomed to more locked down processes. Since they are entering the workforce en masse, more restrictive access is the norm rather than the exception for them. Cybersecurity vendors have also been proactive in providing as much access as possible without compromising a well-deserved aversion to risk.
To keep the user experience seamless, consider the following tips:
· Utilize machine learning (artificial intelligence, i.e. AI) to assist your security professionals to detect when someone is trying to infiltrate your system. This is exceedingly important for teams that have historically been understaffed in their IT department, or have too few people who can recognize a risk when it’s happening. Furthermore, by utilizing AI, you are giving your staff the opportunity to focus on other important tasks.
· Utilize the cloud-based solutions that are seemingly ubiquitous today. The benefits can be game-changing. For example, you can reduce your operation costs while handing over administrative responsibilities (such as maintenance and upgrades) to a trusted third party. Furthermore, there is no capital expense on your end. Security is the biggest perk here, as you’ll have your data backed up offsite.
· Because you’re probably involved with businesses across many channels, it’s important to take a multilayered approach. This will help you protect against cyberattacks because you’re able to correlate every user’s activity and see where risks are most prevalent.
While cyber crimes occur every day, it doesn’t mean you only plan around how to react when it happens to you. Being proactive and stopping it from happening in the first place is a key part of a security strategy. Contact us at eXemplify to learn more.