The outbreak of COVID-19 has upended nearly every aspect of life, from the personal aspects of how people live and work to changes in the professional world. The changes in the business world encompass changes to how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services, and how supply chains deliver them. Numerous studies and surveys suggest that we will see a fundamental change in the way people do business over the next five years, with many asserting that the crisis will have a permanent lasting impact on both their own operations and customers needs. Common to most of the presented visions for future business dynamics is an increased focus on digitalization and IT investment.
This in turn poses an unparalleled cybersecurity challenge, the rapid adoption of new IT-based technologies has historically led to rapid accumulation of technical debt and designs which have proven to embed server cybersecurity risks. However, the crisis also offers the chance for a new beginning – a chance for businesses to rebuild their IT operations and emerge post-crisis with a strong and resilient cybersecurity foundation.
Here’s Capgemini’s take on three ways to position your organization’s cybersecurity efforts to emerge stronger in the post-crisis world:
- Ensure security investments result in relevant capabilities
- Evolve faster than the attacker
- Think long-term and exploit emerging security technologies
While the long-term implications of COVID-19 remain unknown, companies should focus on building a flexible and resilient cybersecurity foundation that will allow them to emerge stronger, smarter and ready to exploit new technologies post-crisis. In particular, investments that enables security teams to be more agile and which allow for security by design will provide sustained long-term returns.
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