Conduct a full security audit
Before making any purchasing decisions, it’s imperative that organisations conduct a full audit of the existing security posture. A Cyber Maturity Assessment will analyse the ins and outs of the current set up, recognising where strengths currently exist and identify vulnerabilities which need to be improved.
The temptation to rush into decisions is huge. For example, there is an emerging trend in the market of customers considering moving their security posture to Zero Trust. This is a relatively new and evolving approach to security which removes inherent trust from the network, treating every connection as hostile in the stretched network perimeter until connections and users can be trusted.
This is innovative technology which customers will require guidance with; companies considering this approach will need support to redefine their security policies and incorporate this new technology. CPs should play that consultative role here, providing advice and recommendations for organisations to enhance their current set up. For instance, they may suggest that a business should retire their existing systems in favour of a more advanced security solution, or shift to a new methodology such as zero trust.