Why digital transformation must incorporate security transformation


Effective cyber defense must withstand changes to adversary tactics and tools that traditional non-integrated “best of breed” approaches cannot address. It must address advanced unknown threats as well as known threats. Resiliency and defense across the Cyber Attack Chain comes from protecting and defending systems at all places in the network, across all network traffic on endpoints, in data centers, in remote locations, public and private clouds and at major Internet gateways.

Philip Dimitriu, director of systems engineering, Australia and New Zealand, Palo Alto Networks, said, “Most business leaders are at a point where they fully understand the need for digital transformation and it can be frustrating for them to be told that they need to slow down or avoid implementing certain projects because existing security measures are inaccurate.

“As more organisations embark on a digital transformation journey, many are finding their ambitions thwarted by a security infrastructure that can’t cope with the new environment. While it’s essential to leverage new and emerging technologies to achieve business goals, failing to secure these properly from the outset can open organisations up to significant security risks that can potentially negate any advantage derived from that technology. Therefore, businesses must consider a security transformation in parallel to any digital transformation projects. The answer is to secure it from the outset.”

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