Every crisis requires a coordinated, agile and personalised response. Generating a plan based on the reuse of resources, approaches and solutions can lead to management failure. The ideal is to follow procedures and instructions that offer an alternative to normal operating conditions, so as to allow the organisation to function, even if some of its functions cease to do so because of an incident.
The biggest challenge facing organisations is competing with the new rules of the game in a market where uncertainty exists due to the Covid-19 crisis. For this reason, it is essential to make decisions with an eye on Digital Transformation. Without a clear and agile strategy, it is impossible to scale up opportunities to generate value for the company and guarantee business continuity.
Digital Transformation implies more integral work that has to do with generating awareness of the need to make a cultural change, which allows employees to adopt technology as an ally for the digital environment of the new normality, a change with which the company can maintain the planned roadmap and face all the challenges come up ahead.
The pandemic has made major structural risks have an intense impact on organisations, forcing them to move up the technology adoption curve very quickly. In the space of a few days we have seen how many companies have implemented remote-working models, trained their employees in solutions they were not used to working with and promoted a different digital working model. The more agile ones have won the race, while those that still had too many manual procedures have invested more time and money in tackling this challenge.
Prevention, protection and reaction are your three allies in drawing up your business contingency plan, i.e. the set of tasks that will enable your organisation to recover from an incident in a timeframe that does not compromise any key processes. This ensures a planned response, which impacts on your company's image and reputation, while mitigating the economic impact and loss of critical data.
The Digital Transformation continually advances and, according to experts, so does the risk of a cyberattack. It is key to be prepared. At any moment, hackers can do their thing and bring an end to the business. For this reason, organisations are looking for a way to better manage risks in the new normal, where teleworking is combined with going back to the office and, therefore, to corporate networks.
Awareness-raising and investing are the two main ways to avoid taking unnecessary risks that put your organisation on the tightrope. It is no longer just a matter of pure business, now your reputation with your customers is at stake. Cyberattacks continue on an upward curve both in volume and sophistication. What’s more, the financial impact of suffering a data breach is high. The average cost is around four million euros, according to a report by the Ponemon Institute, which also shows that spending has increased by 10% in the last five years.
Confinement created a world with a clear before and after. Many companies had to suddenly adopt teleworking, prioritising urgency over safety and improvising the implementation of solutions. In the new normal, the main question on the table is: Are the tools you adopted during confinement okay, or do they compromise the needs of your business? It’s time to make a decision to drive growth. Nine out of ten experts fear an increase in threats to organisations due to the combination of face-to-face and remote work.
Digitisation the formula for survival for organisations. The concept of speed is not at odds with efficiency, but sometimes it is with safety. A business needs to invest in survival while thinking of how to overcome current and future challenges, however, other essential issues must be considered to drive growth and ensure business continuity. Reacting to sudden changes is crucial, as is moving into the new normal without suffering a cyberattack due to security breaches that could have been prevented.
Security is an intrinsic element of Digital Transformation, a path that has been accelerated by the pandemic. Organisations have had to adapt overnight to teleworking and cybercriminals have found their opportunity. Attacks have increased, on many occasions using fear, alarm, and the willingness of users to stay informed about Covid-19.