Insights on Enterprise Security
The evolvement of technology in last ten years has helped security to move from a silo to an enterprise level thus supporting business and securing information.
This movement in the enterprise level has enabled nexus between business and technology thus making roadmaps in a secure way by analyzing the risks involved. It has also helped in defining a secure architectural framework around organization’s roles and entities and enabled procedures and policies providing detailed information related to execution of business.
A complete and comprehensive analysis of current and future security requirements at the enterprise level helps in designing a system that meets business demands and will be flexible, scalable, adaptable and manageable to handle security challenges.
It is a rigorous method of describing current and future security processes, systems in alignment with the business/organizations strategy and goals. This also helps in ensuring that business strategy and IT security are aligned.
Enterprise security helps the organization know the risks involved along with adding value to the business it also offers flexibility and support in business growth and interaction with external vendors and government bodies in a secure way.
Defining of enterprise security process helps in streamlining of technology related to hardware, software, and services provided by different vendors as well as streamlining inventory of hardware, software and applications, classification of data and accordingly deployment of DLP solutions, handshaking and integration of different applications supporting SSO, adoption of best practices for example ITIL, ISO standards helps in closing gaps between it and business provides in depth knowledge on analysis of capacity issues and regulatory compliances and requirements.
Cyber-attacks have become more sophisticated and are continuing to evolve and require precision to mitigate and stop cyber-attacks, malware, ransom ware and unknown threats.
With this, our IOT environment needs to be secured as well.
With the evolution – enterprise security is playing a major role in digitalization of the country, security designing to identify threats, vulnerabilities and also protect and neutralize thus be proactive. Digital footprint of enterprises has expanded which has increased the target area and anything can be a weapon. Malwares, Trojans, ransomwares are intelligent enough to operate autonomously and difficult to detect thus creating serious challenges for countries adopting digital technologies.
Digitization of developing nations in the recent past is creating vulnerabilities and increasing cyber-attacks on big enterprises and financial organizations.
Attackers have innovated new ways to attack enterprises 24x7 and as result organizations need new style of security intelligence for protection against vulnerabilities and threat identification and provide necessary remedies proactively.
CISOs along with vendors need to protect business critical applications, maintain visibility as per business and also pursue new initiatives and stay protected from cyber-attacks. Implementing security at the enterprise level helps in integrating network, cloud and endpoints under a single umbrella which helps in detecting and preventing attacks, also helps in safeguarding applications and validating users. Security solutions being deployed should be flexible enough to protect the business and agility should not be at risk. For protecting applications from cyber-attacks, a complete insight and visibility is required and it is recommended to have a solution designed which gives an intuitive dashboard for analyzing the threats. Enterprises have to be educated on effects of hacking and cyber-crimes – the numbers are increasing exponentially since 2011.