The impact of automation
Automation is already impacting the world in two ways, first, as an enabler to the security and risk function and second, as new security frontiers that need to be acknowledged and understood.
As pieces of the business begin to adopt emerging technologies ranging from the cloud to blockchain to digital twins and immersive technologies, security and risk management leaders will find themselves overwhelmed with priorities.
Other business units are likely building solutions without consulting those of us in security. This means they are making technology-related choices every day, often without realizing the risk implications of what they are doing. The consequences of these business choices —choices over which we have no control and do not always see — can be huge, especially as the potential for digital business continues to grow.
As digital transformation alters security needs and necessary skill sets and competencies, it creates new talent gaps that are difficult (if not impossible) to fill.