You would agree that over the last 12-18 months the way you run your business and manage your teams has changed.
“Today, more workloads are on the cloud. More customers are engaging in digital transactions, expecting smooth but also secure online experiences. More regulatory compliance requirements – getting even more stringent. More contractors, suppliers, partners, and employees working remotely,” says Shivaswaroopa NS, Consulting and Delivery Lead – IBM Security Services.
This means the attack surface has expanded, as your data, your applications, and your users are everywhere, rendering the traditional perimeter-based approach to security ineffective.
There has been a continuous increase in the scale and complexity of attacks on enterprises. The average number of days to identify and contain an attack has increased more than 10% in the last 4 years to 320 days.
The need of the hour is to strengthen your incident readiness and response with intelligent threat detection and faster response times.
As a result, organizations are seriously contemplating the adoption of security frameworks like Zero Trust that can increase the chances of preventing a breach and, more importantly, minimize the impact if an organization is breached. New because, even as the concept has been around for over a decade, its implementation up until now was limited.
Additionally, organizations need to reimagine security to confidently move to hybrid multicloud, leveraging a modern, open, and unified approach to detect, investigate, and respond to threats faster.
Making this more challenging is the effort to recruit and retain the best cybersecurity professionals. In fact, Frost & Sullivan predicts that the widening gap between available qualified cybersecurity professionals and unfulfilled positions will reach 1.8 million by 2022.
So, what does mean for you, the CISO?
“You need to proactively manage and respond to security threats, address the security skills shortages, and enable a secure migration of workloads to the cloud,” says Shivaswaroopa.
All this demands a partner with expertise and resources to help you build and manage a custom security plan aligned to your security maturity. You need a team of trusted experts, assets, and delivery, with the right skills to deal with the most critical incidents and breaches.
IBM Security Services is that trusted partner.
With the industry’s broadest portfolio of consulting and global managed security services, IBM Security Services is one of the leading providers of cyber security services for customers across the globe – and India.
“As a trusted advisor, IBM Security Services can partner with you to continuously enhance your cyber security posture, provide 24×7 managed services and securing your digital transformation journeys through Zero Trust Security, Cyber Resiliency, and Cloud Security,” says Shivaswaroopa.
IBM Security Services delivers industry-leading assessments and security strategies to many of the world’s largest enterprises, including critical strategies such as zero trust.
“IBM continues to invest in Security Services to help our clients quantify risks, jumpstart their zero-trust journey, and secure their move to the cloud. We invest in skills and have a dedicated team of 8,000+ skilled cybersecurity professionals globally. We invest in technology and monitor over 4.7 trillion security events around the world every single month,” says Shivaswaroopa.
The results of these sustained investments are solid analyst credentials testimonials. For example, this is what IDC has to say as part of its Worldwide Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment*:
“IBM is seen as a strategic partner at a global scale with local delivery capabilities and has solutions to address a number of customer issues: move to the cloud, application security, threat intelligence, and threat management operations.”
Shivaswaroopa concludes, “Let us, at IBM Security, manage your risks and help you thrive in the face of cyber uncertainty!”