“78% of IT and security leaders believe their companies’ current cybersecurity strategy is poorly positioned to deal with threats in today’s digital environment.” [Forbes, 2020]
There is huge economic power in digitisation. The pandemic has proven this and pushed every sector into an arms race to become the next digital powerhouse. With 69% of large-scale organisations having accelerated their digital initiatives even further in the last 3 months [Gartner, 2021], 2021’s winners will be those that seize this strategic opportunity.
Yet, whilst digitisation dominates the Board’s mandate, organisations are hamstrung by legacy network and security architectures that cannot facilitate nor protect a digital-first enterprise. With network security equipment spend reduced by -12.6% and cloud security spend increasing by +33.3% in 2020 alone [Gartner, 2020], it is clear that there is a rapid migration away from traditional network & security architectures that no longer serve the modern enterprise.
Being digitally competitive requires modernisation. As a senior executive, how can you accelerate, and not impede, your organisation in 2021’s digital arms race?