By implementing next generation solutions with the latest AI, CISOs do not have to worry about having to justifying budgets in the boardroom, argues Amir Kanan, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Kaspersky.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are two major buzzwords that are used in the cybersecurity space. Artificial intelligence is the latest innovation that is used by cybersecurity experts to help identify and prevent cybersecurity attacks. We are seeing cybercriminals find ways to always stay one step ahead but with the use of the latest technologies, cybersecurity providers can aim to predict cybercriminals next moves. Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help anticipate a cybercriminal’s next step in time to stop the attack.
By implementing the next generation of cybersecurity products and solutions with the latest technologies like artificial intelligence for example, CISOs do not have to worry about having to justify their cybersecurity budget in the boardroom. This is because artificial intelligence helps to reduce the funds needed to manually detect and prevent attacks. By automating this entire process, artificial intelligence also ensures that accurate decisions are made quickly and efficiently.
The main pain points of CISOs are ensuring that they have selected the best practices of protection for their business. The CISO is tasked with choosing a defense plan that is in line with the business vision. Therefore, CISOs cannot dismiss a technology that their business would like to implement.
Instead they are required to evaluate the risks involved and suggest an ideal security solution that will not hinder how the business functions. They are not only in charge of making sure the security solutions run smoothly but also offer advice to other employees on cyber awareness.
The skill sets required by IT and cybersecurity professionals to manage the next generation of cybersecurity products and solutions are not only restricted to technical skills but should also include soft skills. Most professionals are well aware of how to implement and manage the latest cybersecurity solutions but, what they lack are essential soft skills that is much needed in a business environment.
Future skill sets
Cybersecurity professionals should be able to organise their department’s work to meet business demands.
Communication and presentation skills
They should be able to speak the language that other parts of the business use and also be able to describe the technical aspects of their jobs in a simplified manner.
Crisis management skills
In case of a breach, it is essential that the IT professionals are aware of what steps to take next and do so swiftly and efficiently.
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