3 essential profiles to reduce your company’s technology risks
Forced to accelerate their digital transformation to preserve their business in recent months, companies inevitably increased their exposure to technological risks, with growing cybersecurity threats, data exposure, but also individual errors. To cope with it, companies must have a focused approach to security and data protection.
1. The IT security consultant
According to a McKinsey report, the complexity of digital systems means that billions upon billions of cybercriminals operate from entry points. An IT security consultant must be recruited to effectively manage these potential cyber-attacks. His mission is to assess and address potential threats, and secure a company’s digital assets. He or she creates contingency plans in the event of an incident, designs and implements security, plans and policies, performs risk assessments and security testing.
IT security consultants work closely with other non-technical company departments. Therefore, they must have strong communication skills and know how to work in a team, and, of course, possess fundamental expertise in terms of cyber defense and data protection.
2. The IT consultant
The IT consultant bridges the gap between the technical team and the non-technical business units of the company. He or she is essential for technical solutions and achieving the company’s objectives, including mitigating technological risk factors.
Like computer security consultants, the IT consultant is often a vendor or an outsourced person. He or she is recruited to solve problems already identified by the company. His role requires prior knowledge and experience in project management and change management.
3. The Information Systems Security Officer (RSSI)
The information systems administrator is in charge of a company’s digital security. He identifies, develops, implements and maintains procedures to reduce technological risks.
The RSSI is, without a doubt, the most important advocate of technological risks that an organization can have. If all companies do not have the ability to hire an RSSI, however, they should ensure that their internal technology manager has the necessary experience and skills, either by conducting regular computer and development audits.
To reduce their risks, companies should anticipate needs before problems occur, invest in the right profiles, and where necessary, outsource skills. It is not only a question of acquiring technical expertise, but also talents with qualities essential to the smooth running of the company: agility and ease in project management, good communication skills.
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