A simple definition is … it’s a strategy to change the way you do business utilising digital technology.
Looking at what you are currently doing and putting in place new systems and processes that could make the business easier to work with, easier to run with added value for the customer.
Organisations are continually growing and developing, but sometimes processes and systems are used for many years, occasionally when it makes no sense to still be doing it that way.
Looking at your long-term goals might indicate some areas that would benefit from digital transformation. For instance, where you have manual processes in place now, you could look to integrate technology across more areas of the business to improve collaboration, automate processes, upskill your workforce and increase customer satisfaction. Let’s face it, if digitally transforming your business helps with just one of those objectives, you are on the road to success.
There are many choices of technology out there and it’s important to choose the right system for your business now and in the future, so choosing a system that is scalable and futureproofed will undoubtedly ease the burden of such a big decision.
But this article is not aimed at providing a full resource of what to do and how to do it. If you google digital transformation you will get over 400M results. There is a lot of information and consultancies that can assist you with digital transformation and help you achieve your goals.
Digital Transformation Technologies
Digital transformation often involves utilising new technologies such as cloud, mobile and SaaS to deliver services and application access in a more convenient manner. These tend to expand the security perimeter of the enterprise to the point where a ‘keep the bad people out’ mentality has to shift to a subtlety different ‘let the good people in’ approach. Whatever way you choose to digitally transform your business, the most important building block you must have is making sure your network, systems and processes are securely protected from the threat of cyber-attacks.
Cyber criminals are a constant threat to businesses and can cause untold damage to an organisation’s reputation, the cost of putting things right and the prospective fines imposed by regulating bodies, should a data breach occur.
Cyber Defence built in
By writing cyber defence into your digital transformation strategy, you will build in resilience and stay cyber secure.
Securing employee authentication is a major area of concern to most businesses. Where passwords are required to log into systems, businesses are left open to cyber-attacks because passwords chosen by employees are often weak or forgotten, and sometimes the same password is used to access several systems, leaving the business open to a cyber-attack. Research from Verizon shows that 81% of data breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords.
Making sure you have multi-factor authentication in place ensures cyber criminals have less chance to access your data and install malware, ransomware, or cause a data breach.
A Managed Solution to deploy simple, secure, user-friendly strong authentication
Together the Expisoft Managed Security Service and MyID® deliver a fully managed cybersecurity service for digital identities and sensitive data. Through its integration with Intercede’s MyID credential management system (CMS), organisations are able to benefit from a managed service to deploy strong multi-factor authentication, simply, securely and at scale.
EMSS issues and manages e-identities on devices such as smart cards, tokens, and mobiles. User identities are strongly bound to embedded cryptographic keypairs, giving the strongest level of authentication.
Expisoft’s proven solution comes with Single Sign On (SSO) and includes a real time revocation service. EMSS is highly scalable, working round the clock whilst offering a low total cost of ownership.
Built to integrate across multiple infrastructure configurations, the flexibility of MyID simplifies the integration process, reducing deployment times and operational costs.
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