Companies look to increase productivity and collaboration, but also answer how to work in this mobile era, security is a question on the minds of those in management. While there are companies out there that are embracing digital transformation and capitalizing on opportunities cloud computing has to offer with all it’s significant advantages, there is also causing concern with the increasingly complex security needed.
The focus on cybersecurity has been, up to this point, most commonly addressed with reactive measures rather than proactive methods. In fact it was found that security teams spend up to 80 percent of their time reacting to cyber threats. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for innovative solutions to address security problems before they hit.
The most advantageous approach to cybersecurity would be to invest in preventative techniques.
Cybercriminals are using the same learning techniques that cybersecurity professionals are and it is a matter of who is faster in this game no one signed up to play. In order to garner the advantages of mobile and digital work space technology, companies are increasing mobile devices and the access these devices need to their IT infrastructure. Not only does this affect the complexity of managing all these devices but it also increases the chances of data breaches.
A survey conducted by VMware found that 47 percent of executives were most concerned about security and how it would affect the transition to a digital work space.
Businesses are worried about providing better protection to apps and systems to enable their employees to use mobile devices. This worry is not only about protecting business data, applications, and infrastructures, but also about safeguarding trust with their clients and also their business reputation.
Sooner, rather than later, businesses should take a look at the devices connecting to their infrastructure and have a plan in place to ensure the entire network is safe. Being proactive with your cyber security bring peace of mind and allows you to focus on the important things; like running your company.
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