Future growth depends on continuous innovation with emerging technology. But how can organizations do it securely? Our study reveals what the “alpha innovators” are doing exceptionally well in terms of approach and security acumen to innovate securely.
Insights and takeaways organizations can emulate include how alpha innovators:
Bring innovation into the lifecycle to drive business growth and scale approaches
Engage across the organization to innovate and behave collaboratively
Demonstrate agility and apply security practices to de-risk adoption
Build trust in the process with customers, employees, ecosystem partners and governments.
Five power plays to achieve growth
Through preparation, bold action and ongoing commitment, alpha innovators are creating an advanced playbook:
1. Multi-pronged strategy
Invest in adopting all four emerging technologies — AI, 5G, Quantum Computing and XR.
2. Risk mindset
Fully assess the security risks early in the adoption cycle, understand the magnitude and implication of each risk, and develop a plan to de-risk from day one.
3. Borderless collaboration
Engage and work across all aspects of the enterprise for agility, while being responsive to the business by evolving security to keep pace with adoption.
4. Culture of innovation
Create an internal and external ethos of innovation through strategy and workforce skill-building, as well as ecosystem partnerships and acquisitions for security.
5. Defense in depth
Apply a range of protective and detective security for emerging technology through an institutionalized approach to governance, controls and data protections.
Act now to secure emerging technologies
Our analysis shows emerging technology poses major new security challenges. But most C-suite executives are underestimating the risk—an oversight that could have profound effects on both innovation and growth potential.
Make sure your security approach is future-ready with our detailed technology analysis on:
Artificial Intelligence — AI presents a completely new attack surface, including expanded approaches for machine learning models.
5G — 5G features such as virtualization, hyper-accurate location tracking and increased volume and speed of the network are escalating security challenges.
Quantum — This new computing paradigm presents numerous threats to organizations and data. Discover ways to safeguard against novel attack vectors, secure “transpilers” and prepare now for post-Quantum cryptography.
Extended Reality — A variety of XR modalities present related vulnerabilities, especially when XR content is transferred over the cloud and AI recognition capabilities are on the cloud-as-a-service.
"Security investment protects overall innovation investment. Preparation and collaboration are critical."
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