Se­cu­rity trans­for­ma­tion: Key to suc­cess­ful dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion

Manila Times - - Sunday Business & I.t. -

IN to­day’s dig­i­tal shift, Fortinet, a global provider of broad, in­te­grated, and au­to­mated cy­ber­se­cu­rity so­lu­tions, said that it is im­per­a­tive to un­der­take Se­cu­rity Trans­for­ma­tion (SX) while dig­i­tally trans­form­ing their or­ga­ni­za­tion.

In the re­cent Manila leg of Fortinet’s an­nual 361° Se­cu­rity Sym­po­sium, held in Shangri-La Ho­tel at The Fort, BGC, Taguig City, An­thony Lim, prin­ci­pal con­sul­tant of Fortinet South­east Asia and Hong Kong, said that while dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion of­fers or­ga­ni­za­tions an enor­mous busi­ness po­ten­tial, the jour­ney to­wards its re­al­iza­tion is far from easy, es­pe­cially with the threats and risks in cy­ber space.

“Or­ga­ni­za­tions are now adapt­ing to the changes in their busi­ness ecosys­tem by lev­er­ag­ing dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies. With the rise of the tech-savvy, mil­len­nial mar­ket, which de­mands a more im­mer­sive cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence, it is im­per­a­tive for or­ga­ni­za­tions to trans­form them­selves and create dig­i­tally-en­hanced, cus­tomer-cen­tric busi­ness mod­els,” Lim said.

For in­stance, Lim noted that or­ga­ni­za­tions are now lev­er­ag­ing Fi­nan­cial Tech­nol­ogy (Fin­Tech), a set of dig­i­tal tools to im­prove ac­tiv­i­ties in fi­nance. It in­cludes the use of smart­phones for mo­bile bank­ing, in­vest­ing and in­sur­ance ser­vices, among oth­ers, aim­ing to make fi­nan­cial ser­vices more ac­ces­si­ble to the gen­eral pub­lic.

“De­spite its ben­e­fits, how­ever, Fin­Tech in­volves fi­nan­cial ser­vices, where is­sues of pri­vacy, se­cu­rity, and fi­nan­cial mat­ters ap­ply. As such, or­ga­ni­za­tions should un­der­take se­cu­rity trans­for­ma­tion along with their dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion ini­tia­tives,” said Lim.

This year’s Fortinet’s 361° Se­cu­rity event high­lighted the ways on how cy­ber­se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als can boost their se­cu­rity trans­for­ma­tion ini­tia­tives. Now in its 7th year, the event gath­ered more than 300 cy­ber­se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als across the coun­try to present trends, in­sights, and mod­ern de­fenses that or­ga­ni­za­tions can uti­lize to safe­guard data across their ex­tended net­work amid the wave of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion.

“The Fortinet’s361° Se­cu­rity Sym­po­sium demon­strates our com­mit­ment to help­ing cus­tomers en­sure cy­ber­se­cu­rity as they dig­i­tally trans­form their or­ga­ni­za­tion,” said Louie Cas­taneda, coun­try man­ager, Fortinet Philip­pines. “Through this in­for­ma­tion ex­change plat­form, Fortinet can ef­fec­tively share its cy­ber­se­cu­rity ex­per­tise and help en­ter­prises thrive in to­day’s ever-chang­ing dig­i­tal econ­omy.”

DJ Koh, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of IT & Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Divi­sion, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics at the SDC 2018 in San Franc­sico, Cal­i­for­nia.

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