Why CISOs Are Left Out of Digital Transformations

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 08-05-2016 Email

Although security is often seen as a barrier to digital transformation and is either excluded or included too late, security teams can help organizations adopt new technologies, according to a new study. If engaged early in the project, security teams can contribute to the project's positive impact on revenue, employee productivity and customer service. For the online survey, "Dell Digital Transformation Global Survey," Dell commissioned Dimensional Research, which gleaned results from 631 IT professionals with security and data responsibilities. They work at companies with more than 1,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. John Milburn, vice president and general manager of Dell One Identity Products, said "Organizations face challenges securing their digital transformations and recognize that their current security measures are exposing the business to risk. Done right, security also helps CISOs open their own 'Department of Yes,' empowering them to deliver the strategic projects and innovative initiatives that drive businesses forward."

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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