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The Evolution of the Cybersecurity Paradigm

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Over the years, the steep increase in the availability and usage of technology in corporates focused on providing flexibility, agility and adaptability to the employees. This led to the rise in the endpoints of data and the chances of them being exploited to gain access. This has increased the complexity of war against cyber-crime.

In the recent years, attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks have shown to the world how crippling they can be. They also demonstrated that the attacks need not be targeted against one single organization. Although it was not specific to one company, the effect of WannaCry was catastrophic.

In the security paradigm, these moves have been phenomenal. Cybersecurity has moved beyond IT, since the people impacted by the cyberattacks are beyond just network admin. The effect of cyberattacks has spread across the business operational space—irrespective of whether it is at a local, regional or international scale.

IT security is considered an obstacle to change that hinders the acceptance and implementation of newer process and innovations. In contrast, IT security is the centrifugal point of the fast evolving digital world embedded in SDN which enables widespread, seamless and secure access to information available on the IoT.

Beyond the speed and nimbleness of IT security, it is starting to become a smarter, advanced and robust system. The idea of handling the security in the digital landscape implies collating, amalgamation, and analysis of data, where the point of focus is not just about the data, but the information that can be drawn from the data.