In both business and society today, we spend a lot of time focused on the wrong thing. Cybersecurity is something that businesses need to ensure they keep a proper focus on. Cybersecurity initiatives must be built into every product and system within an organization. But in doing so, cybersecurity professionals face some key challenges.
1. Real-Time Data and Information Sharing
The digital world changes by leaps and bounds almost daily. To keep up with this constant change, cybersecurity professionals must make sure they address problems quickly. Yet, with information traveling quickly and widely across the globe, it becomes more difficult to react quickly. With the increasing speed and volume of internet traffic, the good guys need to act quickly, which requires full visibility and control across the network.
2. The Consolidation of Cybersecurity
For your cybersecurity needs to be truly effective, you need to ensure you are collaborating. Cybersecurity professionals must be constantly expanding their competency and capacity. If those within the organization do not communicate or collaborate, threat intelligence sharing could suffer and your cybersecurity risk profile goes way up.
3. A Lack of a Common Vision in Cybersecurity
Public and private sector cybersecurity leaders often commit to creating a common vision for their cybersecurity needs. Yet, rarely does this actually happen. Many times, decisions are made in a vacuum. Without clearly defined principles, the good guys are left guessing. Companies and state actors must have an integrated and comprehensive vision for their cybersecurity needs. To make this happen, they need to work together rather than in competition.
4. Technology Platforms Constantly Change
Consider that cybersecurity was not part of the initial design of most of the world’s current infrastructure. And that’s a problem. For cybersecurity to work properly, lots of computing power is required, and many different technologies must work together in concert. As technology changes, this represents a big challenge for cybersecurity professionals. Hackers are very good at using new technologies to their advantage, which is why internal IT departments and cybersecurity vendors must stay constantly up to date on the latest platform changes.
Given these four challenges, companies must get smart about how they approach their internal cybersecurity measures and policies. That’s where companies like ours come in. We rely on proven, effective, and reliable Zero Trust security frameworks to keep our clients’ internal information safe. Do you want to learn more about how we can help? Attend one of our webinars today!