Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 35

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

Many organizations have been considering a network transformation to support the adoption of SaaS and cloud-based applications and an increasingly remote workforce .

At the same time , many technologists have had to make sudden and unplanned changes in the way workers connect to corporate systems that could introduce new cyber-risks and vulnerabilities .
When developing a security strategy for supporting a hybrid workforce , it ’ s essential to identify risk blind spots . As CISOs embark on their transformational journey , identifying these areas of weakness should be the top priority .
With hybrid workforces becoming the norm for many organizations , keeping business data safe everywhere is crucial to enabling people to work anywhere . Enforcing the same policies consistently from the endpoint , network , web and cloud requires a new approach .
Mitigating third-party risk , baking security into the development process and defending against ransomware attacks are just a few things that should be part of future-proofing your cybersecurity strategy for a hybrid workforce . Key initiatives would include adopting Multi-Factor Authentication ( MFA ), achieving greater response time through automation , extending
Enterprises need efficiency , visibility and resiliency . Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ) and Zero Trust implementations can provide a more comprehensive security capability to support Digital Transformation .
Zero Trust to applications , or accomplishing another worthwhile goal .
The rapid adoption of cloud services , IoT , application containers and other technologies is helping drive organizations forward .
However , it also means that security teams must work harder to maintain visibility .
To do so , they need to continuously see and catalogue every asset in their environment and accurately determine the security status of their devices .
Organizations are feeling a shift in networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud .
When developing a security strategy for supporting a hybrid workforce , it ’ s essential to identify risk blind spots .
Enterprises need efficiency , visibility and resiliency . Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ) and Zero Trust implementations can provide a more comprehensive security capability to support Digital Transformation . p
BINDU SUNDARESAN , DIRECTOR , AT & T CYBERSECURITY
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