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Sep 07, 2023

Aligning Business Objectives with Cybersecurity: Navigating the Digital Frontier

In the era of digital transformation, businesses are constantly evolving, aiming to stay ahead of the curve. However, as they embrace the digital frontier, the material business risk of cyber threats becomes increasingly prevalent. The challenge for modern enterprises is not just to innovate, but to do so while ensuring robust cybersecurity. How can businesses strike this balance, ensuring they achieve their objectives without compromising on security?

The Intrinsic Link Between Business Goals and Cybersecurity

Traditionally, business objectives and cybersecurity have often been treated as distinct silos. But as core business capabilities have become ever more digitized, it’s become clear that these two areas are intertwined. The Armis State of Cyberwarfare report underscores this, showing that many organizations face heightened cyber threats that directly impede their growth and innovation strategies. Some are even reconsidering or halting digital initiatives due to these looming threats. As businesses pursue their goals, it’s imperative that their security posture is not just reactive but proactively aligned with their business objectives, offering a seamless integration of growth and security.

A Paradigm Shift: Cybersecurity at the Forefront

Organizational culture is witnessing a pivotal shift. As highlighted in the State of Cyberwarfare report, a significant 76% of IT professionals identified that cybersecurity discussions have become a boardroom priority. A Harvard Business Review article published in May 2023 further elaborates on the long-term repercussions of cyber breaches, from operational setbacks to lasting reputational harm. It’s evident that a proactive cybersecurity approach is no longer optional but foundational to the business. Establishing and maintaining a secure foundation in protection of the evolving landscape requires that security strategies and operations are aligned to business critical capabilities and priorities.

The Imperative of Cyber Resilience in Business Strategy

Recent cybersecurity developments, such as the Crit.IX vulnerabilities disclosed by Armis Research Labs in July 2023, serve as stark reminders of the intertwined nature of business and security. When foundational infrastructure is at risk, it quickly accentuates the necessity of weaving cybersecurity into the very fabric of business strategy. The widespread impact of incidents like those recently involving the exploitation of MOVEit exposures further emphasize the real-world implications of cybersecurity lapses. As businesses look to the future, many experts highlight the escalating costs of cybercrime, particularly when business-aligned defenses have not been foundationally applied and maintained. This underlines the urgency for businesses to adopt comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that not only address current challenges but are also adaptable to future threats.

The narrative of contemporary business is intertwined with cybersecurity.  As businesses envision their future, aligning cybersecurity strategies with business goals is not just beneficial—it’s imperative. For those seeking a solution that bridges this gap, ensuring businesses can innovate confidently with security as a trusted partner, we invite you to explore the benefits of Armis Managed Threat Services (MTS).

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