One of the marvelous things about entering a digital era is the fact that today, one can access data, networks, and devices from miles away. However, this has also exposed organizations to innumerable cybersecurity threats and data breaches that are damaging operations and disrupting business. To mitigate these emerging risks, many technology solutions and service providers are leveraging technologies like cloud-based security platforms, advanced end-to-end data encryption devices, and many others. With cloud-based security solutions, for example, companies are now able to reduce the cost of business, improve protection performance, and acquire higher threat intelligence.
Additionally, organizations are also on top of technologies such as AI and big data, which enable them to improve the confidentiality, privacy, and authentication of sensitive data and networks. Steps such as expanding multifactor authentication, increasing cyber awareness, and setting up protective policies continue to be taken up by the businesses. That being said, while the first line of defense remains— well-configured devices, firewall, and rigorous password policies—a shift to blockchain encryption is also emerging. With its decentralized and distributed network structure, blockchain makes it unfeasibly hard for hackers to break into its networks and exfiltrate it or corrupt it.
As a multitude of these applications is set to nurture the growth of security space, Govt CIO Outlook has compiled a list of leading security solution providers to guide the organizational leaders in harnessing the power of the technology to tackle today’s privacy and security challenges, and increase efficiencies. To further substantiate this transformation, CIOs working in the cybersecurity realm have also penned down their insights on the use of several emerging technologies that have the potential to bring innovation into the space. We hope this issue of the Govt CIO Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster a safe working environment.
We present to you Govt CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Security Solution Providers – 2020.”