Dimension Data | Organisations Are Shifting Their Cybersecurity Strategies From Reactive To Agile

End users are now the most vulnerable point of entry into an organisation forcing them to shift away from fear-based to opportunity-based cybersecurity

The future of cybersecurity is an enabler of innovation, and organisations need to shift away from fear-based to opportunity-based cybersecurity. That’s the word from Matthew Gyde, Dimension Data’s Group Executive – Security, who says organisations are no longer simply reacting to cyber threats, but instead creating agile, adaptive IT infrastructures - and even entire enterprises so that cyber breaches are addressed before they happen.

“Perimeter-based cybersecurity today won’t be sufficient to carry organisations into the future. In addition, in today’s digital world, data sharing is essential to the creation of new digital business products such as Web apps and mobile apps, which integrate customer information, through an application programme interface (API). However, opening company data up is risky too, which is forcing leaders to balance the risk and reward of new digital business value, with the cost of creating properly secured systems.”

Dimension Data today launched a cybersecurity e-book which helps organisations to navigate the complex security and technology landscape, and embrace the paradigm shift where cybersecurity is truly becoming an enabler of business, lifestyle, healthcare, and a better society,

“Organisation that do well at securing their data will be more likely to take on the daring innovations their competitors won’t risk,” explains Gyde who provides a look at what the landscape looks like now, in the next five years, over the next 10 years.

Here and now
Today’s enterprises are beginning to see the future opportunities of cybersecurity in the digital world come into focus, but many are still trying to keep their legacy systems stable and secure.

Cybersecurity awareness is becoming increasingly important as businesses move into the digital age. View the cyber awareness video series that was created by Dimension Data in collaboration with some of its leading security vendor partners, including Cisco, Intel Security, and Palo Alto Networks.

About Dimension Data
Dimension Data harnesses the transformative power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we focus on digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, cybersecurity, and network as the platform. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion and offices in 58 countries, we deliver services wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. Accelerate your ambition. Go to dimensiondata.com



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