Security transformation

Lyn de Leon, Fortinet major account manager - Enterprise Segment; Louie Castañeda, country manager, Fortinet Philippines; Drexx Laggui, managing consultant of Laggui & Associates Inc. and Anthony Lim, principal consultant of Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.       CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

In today’s digital shift, Fortinet, a provider of broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, says that it is imperative to undertake security transformation (SX) while digitally transforming their organization.

In the recent Manila leg of Fortinet’s annual 361 Security Symposium, held at Shangri-La at The Fort in BGC, Taguig City, Anthony Lim, principal consultant of Fortinet Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, said while digital transformation offers organizations an enormous business potential, the journey towards its realization is far from easy, especially with the threats and risks in cyber space.

“Organizations are now adapting to the changes in their business ecosystem by leveraging digital technologies. With the rise of the tech-savvy, millennial market, which demands a more immersive customer experience, it is imperative for organizations to transform themselves and create digitally-enhanced, customer-centric business models,” Lim added.

For instance, Lim noted that organizations are now leveraging Financial Technology (FinTech), a set of digital tools to improve activities in finance. It includes the use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing and insurance services, among others, aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public.

“Despite its benefits, however, FinTech involves financial services, where issues of privacy, security and financial matters apply. As such, organizations should undertake security transformation along with their digital transformation initiatives,” Lim added.

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