Digitalisation has brought the companies of today a vast range of new benefits it would not have thought possible just a few decades ago. Digital measures have the power to increase a company’s productivity, reduce its costs, improve product and service quality, and more.
But in the age of digitalisation, companies must ensure the security of their IT more than ever. Challenges are considerably increasing due to the complexity and growing number of systems and attack routes. Information is the crown jewel that attackers are targeting. More and more companies and organisations are falling victim to cyber attacks, especially also small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It is no longer the question of whether a company will be attacked, but when. On the other hand, when it comes to information security and data protection, the demands being placed on companies nowadays are becoming more challenging with every year. Using “state-of-the-art” IT security has been incorporated into the body of European laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), in recent years. International standards such as ISO 27001ff. define how the requirements should be implemented.
Information security and data protection are central values that are extremely relevant for business success, competitiveness and reputation. So is your company protecting itself effectively? To do this, you will need to take a strategic approach to your information security. The protection of the information in the company – whether it is the company’s own information or that of customers – is one of the main goals of information security concepts. In the absence of such an approach, companies will lack the necessary transparency and reaction speed in the event of an attack, and be unprepared for an emergency. A strategic approach, on the other hand, means an effective increase in security with the appropriate measures. Developing such precisely tailored strategies will not only create much-needed protection for your company, however; it will also cut your costs by ensuring the only solutions you use are those you actually need.