How Enhanced Security Can Result in Improved Business Performance

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Organizations around the world deem robust security as an important focus area in the current harrowing threat landscape. However, the way organizations put the culture of cybersecurity is yet uncertain. The ISACA and CMMI Institute report that much progress is required in this area, as over 90% of organizations realize the gap between the desired cybersecurity culture and their current status quo.

Prioritizing investment in security training is one of the key drivers of developing a strong cybersecurity culture for organizations. Moreover, it is necessary that they measure and assess the views of employees on security annually, which will lead them to increased awareness and enhanced security.

Developing a Robust Cyber-security Culture

While security providers advise organizations on the ways of strengthening their cybersecurity, it is the organizations that decide on the degree of cybersecurity they need. Developing a resilient security architecture does not just involve the IT team. Considering their business requirements, it is imperative that organizations ensure communicating risks and advantages. When organizations are able to document these, a sound and robust security architecture can be achieved that provides their business with significant cost savings.

The business status and requirements provide organizations with insights they need for developing an impactful business strategy while mitigating cybersecurity risks. Both of these are core contributions for organizations to design their security architecture. Moreover, a key positive influence of this is the seamless alignment of cybersecurity measures with the business needs of organizations.

Organizational reputation, business continuity, brand perception, and financial success all hinge on the performance of security infrastructure. However, in order to manage and maintain performance effectively, organizations need to measure it. Nearly one-third of businesses have been witnessed to fall behind the competition owing to perceived lack of high-performing security within their organization. Thus, it is not an overstatement to say that cybersecurity performance is indispensable to realizing business success.

The Role of Organizations

A key aspect of developing a resilient cybersecurity infrastructure is determining whether the organizations have distinctly defined their role in preventing cyberattacks. Some organizations resort to the usual ‘fire drills’, wherein they commence a staged event followed by the rest who leap into action. In such cases, employees are tackling certain tasks and memorizing steps that are essential. This further enables them to determine necessary actions in case something goes awry.

With a well-structured security architecture, organizations get the foundation to build their defenses. Moreover, they get a set of technologies, which can be used with their IT staff that is well versed in maintaining robust security. For any organization, a high-risk situation and the relevant consequences make the business vulnerable, which can be effectively mitigated by holding a robust cybersecurity infrastructure.

To Sum Up

Cybersecurity concerns can no longer be avoided in the development lifecycle of organizations. A demonstrable and clear process is vital to illustrate the essentiality of data protection within as well as outside an organization. Businesses and consumers both must be straightforward when it comes to risks that they collectively confront in the digital world.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Varoon Rajani

Varoon Rajani

Varoon Rajani is the co-founder & CEO at Blazeclan and Cloudlytics. Varoon spotted the cloud opportunity early on and since then, built a born-in-the-cloud, global organization that delivers full-stack cloud solutions. He is excited by the dynamism offered by cloud technologies, is obsessed with customer success, and is deeply passionate about innovation.

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