The security team at bp built a risk barometer that put the company more in touch with its security performance. Today’s columnist, Monzy Merza of Databricks, says by combining a focus on risk with strong tools companies can make security a business enabler. JeepersMedia CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY 2.0

The pandemic and its resulting economic pressures have accelerated digital transformation timelines for many organizations. Use of cloud applications and services has exploded and remote employees are bridging their home networks to the corporate network. The cyber terrain has changed. The assets, the network, the people and the services are diverse and highly distributed, a daunting revolution for security operations teams. But it’s also a tremendous opportunity to transform operations and reinvent the role of the security team.

As we head deeper into 2021, here are the three considerations that will help security pros make their teams business enablers in volatile times:

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