Discover Valuable Insights from the Cisco Security Outcomes Study

Malicious behavior will get worse before it gets better.

Because …

  • Ransomware is a persistent threat that is never going to let up.
  • Your critical infrastructure is increasingly at risk due to remote/hybrid work and data everywhere.
  • State-sponsored cybercriminals have the bank accounts to get even more malicious.
  • Cyberthreat actors are attempting to influence individuals, degrading trust in online spaces.
  • Disruptive technologies offer the promise of new opportunities and the risk of new threats.

If you’re like a lot of other public and private organizations, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. But you don’t have to go it alone. We spoke with Paul Coderre, Cisco’s Cyber Security Specialist to learn more about how you can make 2023 your most secure year yet.

Watch Paul Coderre’s Presentation

Recommendations to address your security challenges

You’re bombarded with so much when it comes to protecting your business. The good news is that IT teams have a lot more pull when it comes to making end roads into securing their organizations. Here are a few suggestions from Paul to help you be more effective as an IT professional, especially when it comes to cybersecurity.

Initiate conversations with business leaders – According to Cisco’s study, 80% of top-performing CISOs have developed open and clear channels of communication with other business leaders. This not only helps you stay ahead of threats, but also positions you as an authority they can trust.

Reposition cybersecurity as a strategic advantage – Every business is dealing with cybersecurity threats. What can set you apart is how you address these and innovate around security. This isn’t only about your business security, but also your customers’ security, which can be a substantial differentiator when it comes to loyalty

Make frequent tech upgrades – By ensuring your upgrades are in place you’re increasing the likelihood of your security being able to keep up with the needs of your business, as well as strand strong against persistent threats.

Adopt a single-platform strategy – Instead of multiple security vendors and disparate silos that protect no one, going with a single vendor more than doubles the chances of you building an effective integrated tech stack that delivers.

Fun Fact: Integrated security technologies are up to 7x more likely to achieve high levels of process automation. Efficiency + Security = Peace of Mind.

Implementing a “Security-First” culture – Getting everyone in your organization on board, not just IT and executives, can increase your organization’s profitability and viability. Security becomes a culture-strengthening exercise, and there is greater protection when everyone is involved.

These are just a few of the best practices that Paul shares in his presentation. We invite you to take 15 minutes and see what else he has to say, so you can be prepared for a more prosperous and protected new year.

Not sure about the strength of your security posture today? Ask the i-Virtualize team about our cybersecurity assessment and know what you’re up against and how to handle it.

Watch Paul’s presentation to learn more about the key findings in the Cisco Security Outcome Study and how they can affect your business.


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