Regardless of what stage you’re at in your digital transformation, ditno can help you secure your network and drive better business outcomes. To find out more, read the latest blog in our “How to drive your digital transformation success safely” series below.
Investing in new technologies and processes to strengthen your cybersecurity is an important step to better protect your business against threats. However, without the right strategy underpinning your investments, your foundation may not be as stable as you think.
Simply throwing money at any problem is rarely the right solution. Instead, it’s important to determine the right areas for investment so you can get maximum benefits. This means taking a more strategic approach towards cybersecurity to ensure the fundamentals are right. You need to start by understanding how different levels of the business are interacting with each other, and where gaps in processes and communications channels need to be corrected.
When something isn’t better than nothing
Many organisations think having at least some cybersecurity tools in place is better than nothing. But the truth is that, unless you’ve got those fundamentals right, then you could be just as at-risk as if you didn’t have any cybersecurity technology in place.
If you’re looking to digitally transform, then this is a huge potential problem. The very nature of digital transformation means your business will rely more than ever on connected systems, communications, and data sets. The more connected a business is, the more potential entry points a cybercriminal can choose from. With the right security in place, this isn’t an insurmountable problem. But, when the fundamentals aren’t there, it’s a significant risk.
Get the right pieces of the puzzle in place from the outset
Fixing the foundation before digitally transforming gives your project a much higher chance of success. Importantly, it also means you won’t be opening up your business to potential cyberattacks. By putting all the right pieces of the puzzle in place from the outset, you’ll have a much clearer picture of your cybersecurity posture.
So what are these fundamentals?
There are three key questions that need to be answered:
1. Are the right people involved? You need the right mix of people from the IT team, C-level, management, and employees for the project to have the best chance of success.
2. Are the right tools integrated? If there are gaps to be filled or areas to be optimised, make sure these are addressed before embarking on a digital transformation. This will minimise risk.
3. How efficient is communication? Having a cybersecure culture requires strategic and effective communications. Ongoing education is important to ensure people keep cybersecurity top of mind and don’t lapse into bad habits.
If your business is looking to digitally transform, it’s imperative that you don’t wait until the transformation is complete before addressing your cybersecurity posture. Get any issues sorted out sooner rather than later to avoid creating weaknesses. By doing this, you’ll give your digital transformation a higher chance of success and be able to make better decisions along the way.
At ditno, we’re committed to helping our customers improve their IT security and protect their business at every stage of their transformation. For more information on how ditno can help your business, contact the team today.
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