What a crazy world we live in – employees working from home, “dirty” personal devices being used to access corporate data, furloughed employees still maintaining corporate IT assets and access – all while the quantity and variety of cyberattacks and fraud is drastically increasing. Corporate security executives have never had a harder set of challenges to deal with.
Most IT organizations have honed their ability to deliver projects when the scope and desired outcome are static, but struggle when priorities shift or are not clearly defined. Several leading IT organizations have turned to product-based IT to cut through this ambiguity and elevate their role from service provider to business partner.
Former Congressman Rick Boucher, founder of the House Internet Caucus, says the US’s better internet performance during the coronavirus pandemic is attributable to sustained private investment that has been encouraged by a light-touch regulatory regime for broadband.
It’s a remarkable story that is playing out in the technology-led enablement at the back end of healthcare organizations, even as the headlines are dominated by the heroic response efforts at the front lines of care.
As we adapt to a future of remote workers, this is a critical time to ensure you have an incident response plan in place, and can adapt for an indefinite change in operational processes – including who is managing this response.
With the COVID-19 virus forcing people to stay at home, many enterprises suddenly have to support an entirely remote workforce. IDG influencers shared advice about how IT leaders can handle this new dynamic and the technology required during a recent #IDGTECHtalk Twitter chat.
As a venture capitalist that invests solely in seed stage cybersecurity entrepreneurs, I often ask myself what keeps CISOs up at night to inform which gaps the next round of enterprise security products needs to address.
Shifting from project-based funding to product team-based funding is a major cultural and operational change – but can result in better relationships with business partners, and less expensive, more efficient ways to deliver higher-quality products.
When every employee is part of the security equation, having a security culture that includes education, collaboration between IT operations and security teams, and security tools is essential. That was the consensus among participants in a recent IDG TECH(talk) discussion.