How CIOs are Executing Tech Strategies to Boost Cybersecurity

By Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How CIOs are Executing Tech Strategies to Boost Cybersecurity

Embracing the latest tech solutions allows businesses to thrive, but CIOs should continue to use innovative approaches to tackle cybersecurity woes.  

FERMONT, CA: Media and Entertainment (M&E) enterprise's attack surface is skyrocketing daily, with changing strategies that allow for improved collaboration and distribution. Threat actors are actively investigating vulnerabilities, so it is crucial to maintain and check the defenses. To ensure the protection of consumer and business data, organizations are challenged to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity. M&E CIOs are under increasing pressure to ensure that their development systems and skills are fast and ready for these new market opportunities and platforms and that they can better understand customers. The CIOs of media companies can improve their security policy by applying the following measures to protect systems against current and emerging threats.

Testing Strategies for Cyber-Risk Prevention

'Preparing' is one of the most efficient and effective things a CIO can do to protect the business. This means not only collaborating with the CISO and company partners to bring together the main components of a cybersecurity prevention and reaction plan but also testing the organization carefully and regularly on how well it serves. Preparing for a digital disaster is a lower investment rather than facing a threat unprepared. CIOs and their cybersecurity team members should not only keep themselves informed on offensive and defensive trends, but they should also become cyber-risk prevention enthusiasts. 

Establishing Consistent Cybersecurity Frameworks

While fighting hackers is extremely difficult, recruiting professionals to design and retain systems could be a great way to reduce vulnerabilities. Just by using a holistic approach and establishing a consistent cybersecurity strategy within the enterprise can help track and resolve problems quickly and comprehensively and ensure companies remain protected from increasing cyber threats. Combating cyber threats is the responsibility of all M&E vendors and solution providers, making it an essential part of better risk handling and digital strategies.

Effective Data Management for Enhanced Data Security

Better data management improves the security of data. There is a danger in every opportunity, but it can be managed and mitigated. The Big Data era means that there are considerably more data to protect, especially the personally identifiable information (PII). There is an ever-increasing range of information under the authority of the law with the introduction of new information laws. Instead of designing and protecting a proprietary system, as the scale grows, protection can now be integrated into the infrastructure to increase safety. Organizations now need to reconsider streamlined information flow to ensure data is safe.

Mitigating Ransomware Attacks

CIOs and businesses should anticipate and combat attacks on DDoS, IoT, and ransomware. Such attacks will continue to target businesses as the value of information increases in their volatility and intensity, along with increased hacker determination. Ransomware is now the most likely threat, unsparing in whichever field it targets. Critical information can be secured and restored without much downtime by creating gaps between backups–storing information offline and disconnecting from any other source of information.

Skilled Workforce for Cybersecurity

A skilled workforce is essential to any practical approach in IT safety, but this is a challenge. How can the businesses negotiate the cyber threat landscape amid the cybersecurity crisis? One way to tackle the skills crisis is to improve the technology sector's diversity rates, benefiting the entire population. Collaboration between industry and government is also crucial in addressing the skills crisis while offering a more natural path in the space for cybersecurity mitigation.

Modern cybersecurity must rely strongly on intelligence and insights. Organizations need to build a culture of intelligence, invest in digital intelligence technologies, and take a 360-degree view of cyber information to get the most out of cybersecurity initiatives. Cyber intelligence includes a spectrum of leadership in cyber threats, tactics that enable organizations to use proactive, intelligent, and tracking instruments. Once media firms are aware of these risks, they can take action to protect themselves against emerging threats.