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Digital Transformation and the Impact of the Evolving Digital Landscape  

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Over the last year, reliance on remote work drove a rapid increase in digital transformation, pushing security teams to expand protective measures and expose vulnerabilities with a quick turnaround. As the technological landscape continues to evolve, teams are seeing increases in compliance obligations, regulations, and the proliferation of cloud technology – all trends that are driving security teams to alter internal security goals. As a result, organizations are focused on enabling trust and empowering all points of your supply chain to prioritize security appropriately. As we approach the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, let’s take a deeper look into the importance of understanding and addressing digital transformation in your organization.   

Download the resource: ITRM Guide: IT Risk’s Organizational Impact 

What is digital transformation?  

Digital transformation refers to integration of digital technologies throughout an organization’s structure, and is commonly done to increase efficiency or enable innovation in the workplace. Over the last year, organizations pivoted to digital work with the push to work from home. This caused security teams to rapidly stand-up digital workplace solutions, and in many cases left certain vulnerabilities exposed.  

As the world has settled into its new, digital normal, the number of successful, large-scale cyber-attacks has grown. Some threats security teams have seen increase include: 

Read the blog: Learn more about common and emerging attack types. 

How can I Prevent Cyber Threats? 

To combat the all-time high of cyberattacks and execute a successful IT Risk Management (ITRM) strategy, organizations must actively seek to understand how technology is used throughout business and consistently instill protective measures.   

To ensure security, your organization should focus on the following: 

  • Awareness: In order to ensure security in your organization, it’s important to make sure that all employees from senior leadership to frontline workers understand what risk looks like and how to prevent it. 
  • Preparation: Ensure that your team has a crisis response plan in place in the event of an attack. Understanding what to do and how to quickly react to an attack is crucial in mitigating the impact throughout the supply chain.  
  • Testing: Testing your systems and protection measures is important to understand effectiveness. 
  • Lessons learned: Assess the lessons your organization (or other organizations) have learned from previous attacks and integrate them into your response plan. Leveraging information from past events to improve future processes is a great way to ensure overall security.  

Why Cybersecurity Awareness Month Matters to OneTrust  

OneTrust’s commitment to trust begins and ends with privacy, security, and compliance. At OneTrust, we strive to not only comply and implement best practices but to stay one step ahead, pioneering the future of privacy and security as technology continues to evolve.   

Join us every Monday through October as we define what it means to do your part to contribute to cybersecurity in both your professional and personal life by implementing best practices and learning about topics ranging from emerging adversary tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), the evolving security landscape, and cybersecurity education to action trust-based cybersecurity from the individual to the enterprise. Request a demo to learn more today. 


Further cybersecurity awareness month reading:   


Next steps on common and emerging cyber threats:    


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