Around 3 years back, many companies embarked on their digital transformation journey. Others were forced into it later with the pandemic. Pandemic pushed companies to move ahead on their digital transformation journey at breakneck speed. 

Many organizations jumped on the digital transformation bandwagon without much thought about how to bring security in the picture. How does digital transformation affect security? Well, in a nutshell it affects security in a profound manner. Digital transformation is altering security needs in many fundamental ways. Here are some of the important aspects that you need to be aware of:

  1. Increased attack surface – This one should be a no brainer, but is often overlooked. More applications, data and instances (servers, virtual machines, containers) create more opportunities for cyber attackers. It creates more entry points as well and simplify lateral movement in the organization network.
  2. Blurring of boundaries between corporate networks – Earlier enterprise networks were completely in control of IT and security teams since many businesses had hosted all their IT equipment and applications on-site. As part of digital transformation many organizations leveraged elasticity of public clouds without understanding the shared responsibility model. To add to this, public cloud setups (virtual private cloud aka VPCs) were connected back to on-site or corporate data centers.
  3. Higher potential for damage – As more organizations exposed applications & APIs to the internet, this increased the risk and potential for damage. This was driven by business requirements and necessitated by the fact that most of the workforce went remote in the pandemic.
  4. Attackers have matured – Attacks are getting more sophisticated with time. Dynamics of the whole attack model has changed with Ransomware as a Service (RaaS).
  5. Speed of change has increased – With DevOps and CI/CD, developers are pushing out new features at a much faster pace. This increased speed makes it easier for security vulnerabilities to slip through. 

With this background, let us now look at what organizations needs to focus on security front during their digital transformation journey:

Keep pace with increased risk

Increased attack surface directly correlates to increased risk. Security teams need to gear up to handle this increased risk.

Security teams need to transform

Security teams cannot afford to be left behind in the digital transformation journey, they need to transform too.

ThreatWatch is a proactive cybersecurity solution which uses an agent-less and scan-less approach to secure multiple attack surfaces (cloud, container, corporate, code) by leveraging AI-aided prioritization for planned proactive remediation.

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