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Cyber perspectives to Thrive

The Future of People, Process and Technology, Governance

Enterprise performance is driven by people, process and technology and governance. All four need to be addressed to effectively execute the digital transformation required to enable a world where remote workforces are the norm versus the exception.

People: People need to be “trusted but verified” to perform their duties in a suitable home environment without direct supervision, while also conforming to proper security hygiene and policy.

Process: Any process requiring physical interaction should be evaluated and, whenever possible, digitized to enable secure process execution in a remote-working environment.

Technology: Secure access, virtual desktops, remote device management and cloud-scale systems and applications will be critical to enabling the seamless transition from office to at-home environments.

Governance: Leadership needs to understand the sequence of security and compliance planning. Ensure the scheduling of a current state architecture review program and technical configuration analysis/vulnerability identification. Overall an integrated risk and requirements framework should be implemented.

  1. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service(DaaS). These will mitigate the issues around people using unapproved devices to access enterprise computing assets by enabling security and IT teams to centrally manage user desktops, giving them far greater control than is possible with traditional desktops.
  2. Identity and access management (IAM) the emergence of cloud-based IAM solutions has made it easier for security teams to implement enterprise-wide deployments. IAM is central to adopting a zero-trust architecture, which will be required by most organizations seeking to appropriately manage risk with a large-scale remote workforce.
  3. Cloud migration stands to gain greater velocity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprises relying on legacy systems are experiencing woeful performance, scalability and availability issues with their on-premise infrastructure. This will accelerate the migration of these systems to the cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment, with the cyber security team as a pivotal component of the process to ensure that all the cyber considerations, benefits and risk, are being weighed and implemented.

 

Why Deloitte

Deloitte named a global leader in Cybersecurity Consulting by ALM
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Our Cyber Risk team has supported Trinidad companies with their IT controls and secure strategy, performing vulnerability assessments and compliance exercises and advised on IT architecture.

With a regional team of 20+ cyber professionals and a global network of over 10,000 cyber security and forensics professionals, we have the capacity to offer a full range of best-in-class services to address the various aspects of a cyber threat, while assisting your organization through proactive education on current threats, process improvements and risk mitigation.

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