At Security Scotland, we’ve been thinking about what are the current drivers for strategies and approaches in security.

These are what the drivers listed below:

Open sourced cyber intelligence about potential cyber and physical threats posed by individuals that are tied to certain organisations.

Inadequate physical perimeter protection capabilities at events and business premises.

The failed attempt to provide up to date cybersecurity education to staff members, vendors, suppliers, contractors and 3rd party data handlers.

Not aligning your security measures with current threats, business goals and objectives. This includes both physical and digital measures.

The next question to ask yourself is what’s driving leaders to fall short and not protect their interests from these shortcomings?

There are lots of enterprise security professionals that use compliance with current regulation as the primary measure for strategy and plan evaluation. These regulations are the product of multiple levels of government who passed such legislation. The process used to develop and implement all these regulations varies country to country but they all have one thing in common, something that seems to be consistent around the world, the time takes for all these stages to pass.

Think about the digital and physical threats that were talked about 2 years ago. For all the new threats, it takes maybe 3-4 years to pass new regulations against new threats.

Consider today’s hot topics such as the increase in digital data that organisations now own and the change in the general security threat model where now it’s a model specific to that industry.

Industrial espionage has been around for decades and with technology evolving its moved sensitive information about products and services into a more digital format. With this, there is more of a need for organisations to stay one step ahead of the game to keep their data out the public eye.

If organisations don’t evolve with their environment, they will be left behind not only in security safety but also continued growth.

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