Finding Cyber Security Opportunities in Crisis. How Business Leaders Can Prepare Right Now
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, everyone at Axon Technologies is thinking about those who have been affected personally and professionally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and we celebrate those on the front lines helping slow the spread of this virus.
This crisis has caused an unprecedented level of turbulence, across every aspect of our personal and professional life. Nobody was prepared for the pandemic. So when it hit, companies around the world scrambled to make sense of the situation and enable their remote workforce in the quickest and most effective time possible. At times, this speed of deployment was at the expense of cyber security.
Now that companies are finding a way to work in this new normal, and adjust to living and working with the virus I would recommend cyber security leaders take this time as an opportunity to progress security strategies and principles across their organizations. Here are seven principles I’ve found helpful for CISOs navigating uncertain times in their companies:
I hope this offers some clarity for chief information security officers (CISOs) who are actively working to weather this storm. If you have any feedback, I would love to hear from you.
Crises are never welcome, and it’s often difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cyber security leaders and their teams have been primarily focused during this pandemic on securing work from home arrangements and making sure they have the right technology, people and processes in place to manage this new elevated cyber risk they are now facing. We covered in previous Axon Technologies blog posts some of our recommendations to secure remote working — including patching systems, using 2 factor authentication, releasing ‘security approved’ collaboration applications to your workforce, training the workforce on cyber threats and risks, and having processes in place to monitor activities, systems and high risk user groups to detect, respond to and recover from malicious activities across your environment.
It is our objective at Axon Technologies to be the cyber security partner companies need during these times. We want to help organizations navigate the cyber threats and risks they are facing during this crisis, and as they come out of it on the other side. Our solutions secure digital transformation. We do this through our 4 key strategic offerings:
In each of our offerings we have invested heavily in strategic alliances with best of breed vendors to provide a differentiated managed service underlined by Axon Technologies proprietary threat intelligence, subject matter expertise and team of engineers, analysts, and consultants all with a passion for innovation and problem-solving.
CEO — Axon Technologies