Frequent review of IT and security strategy – a necessity


Frequent review of IT and security strategy – a necessity

Amit Kapoor
Group IT/Application Head - Pristine Group of Companies


Key priorities for 2021
Key Priorities are:

●  Increase emphasis on data and cybersecurity
●  Increasingly digital and remote workforces
●  Driving and embedding digital transformation in the company business strategy, Being responsive 
    to the clients
●  Dealing with industry disruption
●  Finding and keeping top IT talent
●  Increasing focus on privacy and security of customer data
●  Rethinking the IT budget


Adopting Work-From Anywhere
Major changes adopted by the organizations are Cloud computing, Data Security and monitoring, Digitalization and RPA.


Redesigning IT & Security strategy
The exponential growth of the internet interconnections has led to a significant growth of cyber-attack incidents often with disastrous and grievous consequences. Malware is the primary choice of weapon to carry out malicious intents in cyberspace, either by exploitation into existing vulnerabilities or utilization of unique characteristics of emerging technologies. The development of more innovative and effective malware defence mechanisms has been regarded as an urgent requirement in the cybersecurity community.


Hence frequent review of IT and security strategy is very much required because the trend of cyber-attack is changing very frequently.


Create a security system: Unlike traditional administrative structures where operations and enforcement of rules are handled from the top-down, creating a security system using human capital will need to be organized from the bottom-up. This security system to protect enterprises starts by securing devices that employees use in business. Increase employee skill set: Cybersecurity is only as strong as its weakest link. Regularly train the team on the latest IT best practices. Help them understand that their efforts are critical to protecting company assets and that it is in their best interest to increase their IT knowledge base. Backup the data: Always backup data, files and any electronic information that is vital to business as well as the most recent drafts/iterations of projects the team is working on.


Put the cloud to work: Although the cloud still has its risks, it is less likely to lose critical data by saving data to the cloud. Using the cloud for data storage is an economical option for small to mid-sized businesses. Invest in IT infrastructure: Install antivirus programs and firewalls on computers. Firewalls will discourage the average cybercriminal seeking to do damage to the company. Regularly update computer security systems.


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