Protecting Modern Assets Requires a Proactive Approach
- Conduct a ‘third-party homologation’’ process that all providers and vendors must pass. They must specify the security measures they will implement to protect your information.
- Consider implementing an awareness program that teaches digital natives how to better protect their information.
“We must protect not only applications and mobile devices, but our brand and our legal requirements as well.”
Isabel Maria Gómez González believes businesses must proactively adapt to the changing IT environment in order to successfully protect their modern assets. “We are currently undergoing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so of course the IT environment has changed a lot,” she explains. “We must protect not only applications and mobile devices, but our brand and our legal requirements as well.” While in the past a business might have used a security methodology that focused almost solely on IT security risks, that mindset must change now. “We must also factor in legal and regulatory requirements—like information security, like cybersecurity, like data protection and so on,” Gómez González says.