Leaders Roundtable: Building a Secure, Digital-First Organisation
Digital transformation has been a key company objective over the last two years with organisations aiming to be agile and digital – with access to real-time data insights at their core.
Businesses have learned that their technology systems need to be scalable, accessible, easy to manage, fast to deploy, cost effective – and above all else, secure.
The focus is on enabling seamless access to all organisational data, irrespective of where they are generated (enterprise systems, IoT devices or AI solutions) and where they are stored (public cloud, on-premises, Edge, or co-location facilities). Hybrid cloud strategies are gaining popularity as organisations no longer want to be limited by the location of their data, workloads and applications.
As companies move more resources to the cloud, increase IoT usage, and employees increasingly work remotely, a new approach to cybersecurity is required. As business logic moves from back-office application servers to remote locations and devices, they need better control over their data assets – both at rest and in transit – across dispersed locations and a much larger attack surface.
Ecosystm research finds that in Singapore:
- 56% of cybersecurity decision-makers think that a data breach is inevitable
- 49% of organisations will focus on data security in 2022-23 – making it their leading cyber priority
- 44% of organisations suffer from a lack of data governance and internal policy
In the current scenario, how do cybersecurity leaders ensure that sensitive data does not fall into the wrong hands; organizations have full visibility over their data assets; and have the freedom to store and run workloads wherever desired to maximize performance, flexibility, and cost.