The benefits of digital transformation are proven to increase employee productivity and improve the customer experience.
Companies could become more agile and it would allow for faster innovation.Moving to the cloud, which means that staff can access data anywhere, anytime, and expose their data to the outside world, will allow for greater resilience and increased corporate productivity.
Fear of digitalization
Among the risks that cause most organizations to put this idea aside are data loss and business interruption. Since if they lose the data, the business will likely be lost.
But digitization is critical, when artificial intelligence and machine learning come into play, with their reliance on large pools of data to analyze and generate insights for action. On-premises architecture has many limitations and overhead, but organizations are more confident in their ability to keep it secure.
Solutions to Security
The solution for vendors and partners is to make security one of the goals of digital transformation, rather than adding it as a cost later.
If security is viewed as a super important factor early on, it can be more closely aligned with business goals and reduced cyber risk. In addressing them, CIOs, CISOs, CEOs, and other executive leaders need to develop an understanding of the risks, as well as what they are trying to achieve. Likewise, the acceptance of the executives is essential for the success of the digital transformation in the company, with optimal security planning.
About the above, a more specific solution would be DevSecOps, a way of working that introduces security at an earlier stage in the application development process. It goes beyond DevOps by bringing together IT, security, and business teams in developing strategies and initiatives. Organizations employing a DevSecOs approach increasingly view security as a competitive advantage in fulfilling their innovation agenda.
When organizations can see both benefits and drawbacks, they will realize that investments in cybersecurity could be prioritized in ways that help meet the organization’s innovation goals and objectives. Safety must become an engine of innovation, not an obstacle.