by Arik Solomon, October 21, 2022

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Let’s take a deep dive into the top 3 challenges CISOs face, from Cypago’s perspective.

The job of the CISO is extremely important, and ever-evolving. Faced with a rapidly digitizing environment and its subsequently expanding threat landscape, CISOs are the security leaders charged with helping organizations stay ahead of the game, and retain their competitive edge, without falling prey to malicious hackers, ransomware, and other cyber attacks.

CISOs must keep up with industry trends, anticipate cyber risks, and take measures to prevent them from materializing. To do so, they fulfill integral roles in helping organizations build their overall cybersecurity strategies and courses of action. As such, it goes without saying that they must constantly keep updated on the latest innovative tech tools and operational strategies, while remaining fully compliant with all relevant regulatory requirements.

It’s no wonder that, when it comes to implementing and managing cybersecurity programs, CISOs face their fair share of challenges.

Let’s take a deep dive into the top 3 challenges CISOs face, from Cypago’s perspective.

1. Creating and maintaining a comprehensive cybersecurity program that covers all aspects of the organization’s business operations

Over the past decade, organizations have adapted to many new and diverse work models and policies. Today, more and more people are working remotely at least one day a week, requiring network access from multiple locations. Additionally, many companies now employ a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, allowing employees to access internal systems from a personal device, such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Coupled with the preponderance of out-of-date devices and corporate systems that should have been updated or decommissioned long ago, as well as a plethora of unpatched vulnerabilities, CISOs often find themselves struggling to build a cybersecurity strategy that ensures protection anytime, and from anywhere.

2. Implementing and managing security controls and technologies that are effective against the latest threats

With increased digitization comes an increase in the volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks attempted against organizations. Those technologies and practices that successfully warded off attacks just a short while ago, have essentially been rendered obsolete. To stay even one step ahead of cybercriminals and their ever-changing threats, visibility is key, but it’s only the starting point. Once they know what they need to protect against, CISOs must identify the most effective security controls and technologies that keep their organizations safe against the latest threats, and then implement and monitor them, to ensure their continued success. To say that this is a cumbersome process is an understatement!

3. Ensuring that the organization’s cybersecurity program is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of the business.

The cyber threat landscape isn’t the only piece of the puzzle that’s in a state of constant evolution. Businesses across industries are consistently changing as well, in an effort to meet customer expectations, market trends, budget constraints, and employee well-being and satisfaction-related demands.

Above all, CISOs must regularly verify that the organization’s cybersecurity program is aligned with all compliance and regulatory requirements derived from its business goals and objectives. These, of course, tend to evolve over time as well, with new regulations emerging to help protect organizations, their assets, and their customer base. Given the rapid changes and the nature of the regulations, CISOs need to leverage the right tools to deliver on this key liability.

Cypago’s end-to-end compliance solution helps CISOs overcome these main challenges – and others!

You need an intelligent platform that will continuously monitor your overall compliance status and watch your back, regardless of how fast your organization or the cyber threat landscape grows. Cypago is precisely that platform, serving as a single source of truth for any security standard, giving CISOs the peace of mind they need, to make faster, smarter decisions that help them overcome the above main challenges, with unmatched success.

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