Intelligent CISO Issue 50 | Page 35

PREDICTIVE INTELLIGENCE keen to undergo a security transformation ?
Define requirements and think three to five years ahead .
It ’ s about looking at SSE , consolidating where possible , understanding where you have gaps or legacy technology in place and building a replacement strategy .
How can teams ensure security does not compete with productivity during this process ?
Transition smart , work with the business , run open workshops , involve relevant teams and look to migrate without causing disruption .
Also , really understand the requirements and that it ’ s not always necessary to replicate many of the policies and controls you have with legacy when moving to SSE . It can often be a fresh start .
There may be a compliance requirement you have to meet , but it gives the organisation opportunities to mature its security programme , the way that it conducts business and how it onboards new services as well .
What results can organisations expect based on real experience ?
We worked with a top 10 global bank whose goals were to move from VPN to Zero Trust Network Access and to eventually move more of its controls to SSE . Many employees were going direct to net without having to go through security control and that was highlighted as an immediate concern . The company looked at what it had and realised its VPN concentrators were not capable of managing that traffic , so it moved to ZTNA , based on the employees it had , not on the traffic profile . There were huge savings made .
A well-known retailer , with 30,000 stores across the globe , was using several Microsoft services but struggled with some of the inline controls . It still had security appliances in every store and by moving to Netskope and looking at SSE architecture , it was able to remove CapEx spend on appliances in every store . The company also looked at savings around subscription costs – it no longer requires many of them because the move to SSE gave the organisation much better performing access to its public cloud infrastructure . So , there was a cost-saving as well as a performance increase . u www . intelligentciso . com