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Cybersecurity is not digital security

Cybersecurity is a top concern for all businesses now more than ever. As a result, it necessitates strategic planning and a singular, top-down objective. But it makes more sense to focus on “digital security,” as opposed to other concepts. Risk management in the hyperconnected world of today requires not just on engineers’ technical expertise but also on a variety of other talents, from stress tolerance to effective crisis management.

The modern environment of perpetual innovation and change has had a significant impact on what we refer to as cybersecurity. In fact, company managers now have to consider cybersecurity as yet another factor when making decisions. The organization’s senior brass must all agree on a clearly defined strategy and a precise agenda that is constantly monitored. In today’s fiercely competitive environment, businesses are at a significant disadvantage and have a lower chance of surviving.


What negative effects could cybersecurity neglect have?

Imagine the effects a cyberattack on any digital aspect of a business would have. The company’s share price would decrease if the attack caused reputational harm to the organization. The corporation would experience a downward spiral as revenues dropped. Preventing this loop from starting is the best course of action. Executive directors need to be aware that they have a greater stake in this strategic area than the cybersecurity department’s technical experts do. Many businesses are discovering this lesson the hard way; among the companies where top executives have lost their jobs as a result of cybersecurity attacks are Equifax, Turner, and Sony.

The phrase “cybersecurity” is a bit misleading; in actuality, the problem more closely relates to “digital security” in its broadest definition. Not merely a technical approach, but a strategic vision is required for any organization. All departments are directly impacted by management decisions, policies, investments, and innovations. The ecology of today has undergone digital revolution. The lines separating the real world from cyberspace have blurred in these hybrid worlds. Technology has destroyed once-solid barriers.

A clear agenda that is constantly monitored and a thoroughly developed strategy that is agreed upon by the entire organization’s top management are both necessary for cybersecurity.


A career with a very promising future

According to studies, there are now roughly 200,000 cybersecurity positions available in Europe. From a worldwide perspective, there might be 4 million cybersecurity employment openings. The dearth of applicants for these positions portends a very bright future for anyone trained in this sector.

The required profile is not just technical, though. Opportunities are available to consultants, analysts, and managers as well, because these people need the same skills. Without proper risk management, digital transformation creates a digital wasteland. This task calls for a varied skill set that includes anything from implementing cloud infrastructures to changing the law.

Digital security specialists need to be adept in many different profiles. Organizations must modify their selection procedures in light of the difficulties in locating the ideal profile. Indeed, in the context of today, classical frameworks are not very useful. For anyone who wants to work in this sector, discretion, stress tolerance, immediate availability, trust, sangfroid, crisis management, and commitment are necessary traits. The capacities that businesses need to look for are these.

As challenging as it may sound, headhunters and human resources specialists must broaden their search because there are clearly not enough candidates.



Even though they don’t always discover it, current technical advancements give hints about what corporations are seeking for. Cyberwarfare, hyperconnectivity, and the widespread use of drones all point to a situation where threats have increased. Self-driving cars and robotics are also progressing quite well.

The race to embrace digital transformation is already well under way. In the meantime, risk management for all of this technology is still in its early stages. According to the data, every firm will need a cybersecurity specialist, or better yet, a digital security specialist. It’s not too late to turn around, confront this problem, and give it the attention it needs.