How cybersecurity accelerates business growth - Help Net Security

How cybersecurity accelerates business growth - Help Net Security

It’s no secret that the cybersecurity industry has grown exponentially over more than a decade due to the proliferation of high-profile cybercrime. Viewing cybersecurity as simply a necessary step to mitigate cyber risk leaves much opportunity on the table. Organizational leaders need to see cybersecurity as a business enabler that can accelerate growth.

Companies that view cybersecurity with the myopic lens of being a necessary overhead cost to protect data are losing out on opportunities to innovate and grow. In this age of continued digital disruption, companies that embrace cybersecurity to protect critical assets, empower mobile employees, modernize their IT infrastructure and streamline compliance will far outpace their competitors who view cybersecurity as just a means to protect data.

Protecting critical assets

In a digital-centric world, it’s more important than ever to protect critical assets. It’s typically the reason companies and government agencies devote resources to cybersecurity. Everything from user and device certificate provisioning, mobile device management, multi-factor authentication (MFA), role-based access control, privileged account management, single sign-on (SSO), enterprise and cloud identity management come into play.

Issuing strong identities to users and non-person entities while protecting your data at rest and in transit are critical to a strong cybersecurity posture. Whether it is in-house or cloud based, utilizing a public key infrastructure (PKI) with sound policies and practices will help institutions accomplish this. While this is one of the key elements when focusing on cybersecurity, it’s not the only ele ..