IT hygiene is the first line of defense that an organization can adopt by identifying what we want to protect


By MYBRANDBOOK


IT hygiene is the first line of defense that an organization can adopt by identifying what we want to protect

Pooja Chatrath
CIO - Cryoviva Biotech

 

Key priorities for 2021
●   IT as an enabler of business growth        
●  Enabling the return to workplace
●  Reducing silos within the organizational departments and streamlining the technology landscape
●  Increase emphasis on data and cybersecurity        
●  Expand the role of Artificial Intelligence
●  Integrate IT and OT systems

 

Adopting Work-From Anywhere
●  Online meets to stay in touch; while physical distance is a must, virtual distance is not.
●  Transparent communication has been the key to keep employees informed about the current  state of the organization.
●  Exercise compassion by approving the essential/unavoidable leaves of staff without asking for  specific explanations. One can also offer the option of flexible working hours so that they can contribute to their fullest potential.

 

Redesigning IT & Security strategy
The need of the hour was to enhance AI/Analytics models to help prevent issues and predict better and therefore investments should be focused in these areas. “Our strategy has been agile and will continue with same” and planning of IT spending in the coming future will depend on the business need.

 

Security Strategy:
●  Integral part of any CIO role is to guard the data. “In principle, this is not different to what was happening before COVID, but it is different in scale”.  
    The more distributed the work environment becomes, the more distributed protection is needed.
●  Make cybersecurity a boardroom agenda. As digital transformation has become the core component of almost all business processes, security 
    has become a business concern, and as a result, cybersecurity will firmly be on the boardroom agenda.
●  Invest in cloud security. Most cloud service providers include built-in security services. Yet, it is critical for organizations to build a robust strategy 
    for risk management framework, secure cloud design, security governance and skills expertise in the cloud.
●  Implement basic IT hygiene. Cybersecurity is no longer the sole responsibility of IT teams and security teams. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that 
    every individual is aware and agrees to be an integral part of the ecosystem, thereby understanding and practicing IT hygiene, which will provide 
    a healthy security posture. IT hygiene is the first line of defense that an organization can adopt by identifying what we want to protect, where these 
   entities are located and who manages them.

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