Why CISOs need a future-proof cybersecurity strategy

Cybersecurity is a universal challenge. The very things that represent progress for a connected, digitized world also make us more vulnerable. By 2020, there will be 20.8 billion “things” to secure, 5 billion personal data records stolen, and $8 trillion lost to cybercrime. But this doesn’t have to be your organization’s future. Chief information security officers (CISOs) should take to heart the words of Alan Lakein, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

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Basic strategies to strengthten your security posture

While there is no magic shield to protect your organization, you can take well-established, effective measures to improve your security posture, block many threats outright, minimize others and make all attacks far more difficult for criminals to execute.

Predictions for security and risk professionals

Four primary forces will have an impact this year: rising international tensions, ubiquitous connectivity, digital transformation, and the increasing importance of the data economy.  Forrester forecasts what will happen as these forces collide.

Protect your organization with a security immune system

Disconnected point products and services don’t provide comprehensive solutions. That’s why, with more than 1,200 point product vendors, IBM is helping clients develop an integrated security framework that delivers a robust range of planning, response and readiness solutions.

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