In Aikido, a Japanese art of self-defense, a master practitioner blends and redirects the motions of attackers instead of confronting their force directly.
Similarly, businesses security leaders must to shift from the traditional, control-focused defensive postures to deal with increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Despite the resources invested in security, many still fall prey to attacks.
A proactive stance aligned with business priorities can address a number of needs: data protection, understanding potential threats and the changing demands of a global and mobile workforce.
Such an approach should readily integrate with other operations. This includes cloud services, suppliers and identity and access management technologies, as well as information security currently in place.