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Future-proof security with cyber resilience

Ron Goh, President and General Manager, VMware ASEAN and Korea | Oct. 13, 2016
As Singapore accelerates its push to becoming the world's first Smart Nation, seamlessly connecting and enhancing every aspect of the country's infrastructure, cyber security becomes a key contributor to economic growth.

For any businesses these processes need to be automated in order to be efficiently configured and managed, free of errors. Manual configuration of networks can lead to downtime should there be any errors. Businesses today, need their network to be constantly available in order for a smooth daily operational running. 

The disconnect in leadership

Beyond adopting the right technologies for more cost-efficient and effective protection, it is also as important for the organization and its leaders to push for the agenda on resiliency. As cyber threats grow in sophistication, any gaps in security resulting from a 'disconnect' between C-suite and IT leaders can lead to the loss of intellectual property, competitive positioning and customer data. The same EIU survey found that while IT leaders regard cyber security as their number one corporate priority, believing they will see a significant security budget increase in the next two years, only six percent of C-suite business leaders share that view.

Cyber security, which safeguards customer data and business critical applications, and in turn, customer trust and brand reputation, should be considered a top business priority by business leaders and IT leaders alike. The conversation needs to be of strategic concern moving from protection to resiliency.   

 

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