Redefining the Digital Landscape: Is ‘Cybersecurity’ Obsolete

Redefining the Digital Landscape: Is ‘Cybersecurity’ Obsolete

As digital becomes the bedrock of modern enterprises, the conventional wisdom surrounding ‘cybersecurity’ is being challenged. With digital transformation taking center stage, isn’t it time to broaden our scope, moving beyond the term ‘cybersecurity’? Enter Digital Risk Management – the term that encapsulates our new digital reality.

Breaking the Digital Transformation Code:

Today’s businesses don’t just operate digitally; they live and breathe digital. This shift has revolutionized customer experiences, operational efficiencies, and bottom lines. But as we navigate the digital-first landscape, are we adequately safeguarding our enterprises from the accompanying risks?

From Cybersecurity to Digital Risk Management: A Paradigm Shift

As the digital tide rises, so should our approach to managing its associated risks. ‘Cybersecurity’, once a field confined to IT departments, no longer suffices in the face of pervasive digital risks. Digital Risk Management emerges as the successor, presenting a proactive, all-encompassing approach that recognizes the myriad risks that come with digital operations.

Security in the Future: Continuous and Agile

The concept of security is evolving, too. A moment’s delay in threat monitoring or response can result in dramatic changes in a company’s security posture. The future calls for continuous monitoring, frequent deployment, and iterative adjustments – practices deeply rooted in engineering principles. These dynamic, proactive strategies allow organizations to adapt to and manage constant changes in their digital environment and the wider threat landscape.

SecondSight’s Disruptive Approach: Digital Risk Management in Action

The power of Digital Risk Management isn’t just theoretical – it’s proven. A case in point is SecondSight’s work with a recent client, where we provided the strategic know-how to navigate their digital transformation securely and economically. Our focus on Digital Risk Management allowed for swift risk identification and mitigation, resulting in substantial cost savings.

Shaking up the C-Suite: A Call for Action

The status quo needs disruption, and Digital Risk Management is that disruptor. SecondSight’s Chief Underwriter often comments, “I know there are a thousand things related to digital risk that I’ve spent money on, I’m just not sure which half is working.” This sentiment underscores the need for a more encompassing, strategic view of digital risk. By putting Digital Risk Management at the heart of business operations, executives can discuss digital risks in terms they understand and value: financial impact and capital allocation.


As we brace for a digital-first future, the concept of ‘cybersecurity’ seems increasingly narrow and inadequate. The shift towards Digital Risk Management acknowledges the complexity and ubiquity of digital risks. By positioning Digital Risk Management at the core of their strategy, businesses can anticipate and navigate the digital future with resilience and foresight. SecondSight champions this paradigm shift, guiding businesses in this transformative journey. It’s time to bid adieu to ‘cybersecurity’ and welcome the era of Digital Risk Management.

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