With so many avenues through which security can be compromised, chief security officers are busy making sure their outreach efforts aren’t compromising their systems and data.
A good example of how this happens is in marketing campaigns. These campaigns are designed to pull in a multitude of customer information, yet that often occurs through unverified partner systems. If you have a separate unit operating through digital sales channels, you’ve got yet another channel where data storage is being processed. Unfortunately, it’s processes like this that often don’t include security protocols or IT involvement.
Digitizing the Security Model
Today’s security models are almost 100 percent digitized. Those that haven’t moved that way completely are at least somewhere along the process of digitization. Despite the challenges involved in digitization, security can’t be a low item of importance on the list. Cyber defense strategies must be considered.
If you’re in the process of transforming your company in the digital sense, you know there has to be a collaborative effort on the part of your security team, which educates every party involved. They have to take the lead in making sure everyone knows they’re accountable for the security of the entire system. One weak link can bring down a system and compromise data, which can be costly, if not nearly impossible to recover from in the worst cases.
The security team can be considered the gatekeepers of which practices are safe and which can possibly compromise a system. This means communication among all departments is an integral part of the cybersecurity process. The security team should always be available to offer guidance, even on the smallest issues.
To take some of the burden off IT and the security team, online portals can be set up so all team members can gain access to security principles and protocols. This allows anyone who questions what they’re doing in regard to safety to take steps on their own without consulting with a security team or IT staff member.
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