The history of IT operations, and corresponding cybersecurity management, has established an approach and operational structure that introduces unnecessary complexity into the cybersecurity model. This complexity is the root cause of most operational issues and risk repercussions that enterprises experience.
Some organizations are saddled with decades of technical debt, further increasing complexity because the debt impedes their ability to rapidly transform and implement strong controls. An inability to address this debt paralyzes or can greatly limit the level of maturity and risk reduction possible in many mission-critical environments.
Rethinking and evolving cyber operations is key to reducing complexity and achieving a cybersecurity model aligned to organizational risk. This paper provides insights into the innovation landscape, key symptoms of lagging cyber operations and a roadmap that organizations can follow to achieve a new cyber operations paradigm.