A 2021 Gartner survey of CIOs revealed that around 76 per cent of the CIOs surveyed witnessed a surge in business demand for new digital products and services in 2020 while 83 per cent of them predict this demand to rise in 2021. While adopting technology for business growth is undoubtedly crucial, security still remains one of the top concerns. Thus, whether it is to streamline work-from-home initiatives or at-office operations, IT leaders have to remodel network security to ensure that threats are kept at bay.
Here are the top three trends that are driving security transformation across businesses:
Hybrid Cloud – Owing to its speed, scalability and reliability, hybrid cloud model is being increasingly adopted and more frequently. However, with organisations’ sensitive data present everywhere and add to this the evolving cyber threats, it becomes challenging for the security team to ensure full protection of data and security all the while safeguarding the business from such external threats.
Work-from-Home – Amid the pandemic, businesses have re-imagined the way they work and remote working has become the new normal. But this has made organisations more vulnerable as well. From data leakage, phishing, malware to complying with regulatory requirements, the challenges that security teams face are wide-ranging.
New Digital Technologies – With the ever-evolving technology landscape, businesses are necessitated to adopt new technologies and stay on par with their competitors. Along with the adoption, it also becomes crucial for them to automate, constantly upgrade and increase the technological capabilities to the fullest. In addition to this, it is important that the changes in an organisation’s network security are at an equal pace with the other changes in the enterprise.
All these factors are forcing organisations to re-image their network security. However, mere installation or adoption of new-age technologies doesn’t suffice. It also demands innovation from the infrastructure up. How can you make the system more flexible and easier to use? Is there a need of automation? Do you need to virtualise it? These are some of the factors to be considered while bringing about an infrastructure-led innovation.