Since the science behind making information breach-proof is constantly evolving, businesses must stay up-to-date to carry out smooth functions.
The challenge to make data more secure has become quite personal in every organization as technology continues to shift and evolve drastically.
What’s the one key feature that every successful business has in common? They manage and secure their data to get the optimum results. But despite steady attempts at making data and information more secure, there are gaps in the cybersecurity landscape. Although businesses have prioritized information security in the past, not enough is done to seal the visible gaps completely. As a result, effectively protecting the confidentiality and integrity of information is paramount for every organization dealing with big data. Since the science behind making information breach-proof is constantly evolving, businesses must stay up-to-date to carry out smooth functions.
The Challenge of Information Security Today
The challenge to make data more secure has become quite personal in every organization as technology continues to shift and evolve drastically. Myriad quality protection tools have surfaced throughout the years to ensure better management and protection of user data. However, despite the sky-high requirement for security automation, the complex tool landscape has made “a water-tight information security landscape” a far-fetched possibility. Moreover, the shortage of quality data security professionals has made the challenge of information security even more glaring for businesses and organizations alike.
Four areas to prioritize in 2023
Information security is an indispensable part of business management, essential for the security and scalability of the business. The scope for implementing a robust information security plan is huge. However, if you already have your data security ball rolling, here are the major 4 areas CISOs must prioritize in 2023 to level up their game.
Hiring among layoffs: Layoffs have become common across industries, with the recession officially dictating the job market. Layoffs are, however, a boon when it comes to the opportunity to hire top talents at a reasonable cost to the company. International hiring with regard to cybersecurity specialists can help CISOs hire some of the more sought-after talents, which are hard to find locally.
More Focus on TCO: In 2023, more focus shall be laid on acquiring cybersecurity products but with careful consideration of the total cost of ownership (TCO), including the cost of operations, deployment and maintenance. Value-seeking in terms of such products is sure to add the most value to the information security ecosystem in the organization.
Optimizing Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud is the future of cybersecurity. Organizations and CISOs can foster a cost-effective cybersecurity infrastructure by moving to the cloud. Nonetheless, choosing a cloud infrastructure must be done only after carefully considering the cost, vulnerabilities and potential weaknesses. Moreover, the security of the cloud operations must be ensured by implementing access control and strong authentication.
Embracing automation for information security: The focus will be laid more on prioritizing the implementation of automation for cybersecurity measures in 2023. A risk-first approach and security automation products for streamlining the cybersecurity process can help teams take vulnerability management head-on while making compliance checks easier. It will also reduce human errors and boost the efficiency of cybersecurity teams.
Information security can be a bit difficult to manage, but the key is to be consistent with the effort at streamlining the process. With a focus on the abovementioned key areas, the information security ecosystem can be expected to be strengthened better in 2023.
- The article has been compiled by Scrut Automation, a risk focused compliance automation platform