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OnSolve 2022 Predictions: Keys to Managing the Evolving Threat Landscape

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Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2022.  Read them in this 14th annual series exclusive.

Keys to Managing the Evolving Threat Landscape

By Dustin Radtke, chief technology officer, and Matt Bradley, VP of global security, OnSolve

Over the last two years, across the globe, we've experienced increasingly persistent and worsening critical events - from catastrophic weather to civil unrest to the pandemic and more. This shows no signs of slowing down. At the same time, the global supply chain disruptions have left businesses scrambling.

In fact, Forrester Research found that 99% of organizations experienced an incident in the last 18 months (i.e., catastrophic weather, active assailant, cyber-attack, etc.), and 100% experienced a challenge with critical event management. However, only 30% are very confident they can handle the increasing complexity of risk management in the future. Too many organizations are unaware and much less prepared to tackle the new face of risk today. Organizations lack the tools to be proactive, and critical event management is siloed.

We're living in business unusual, and this requires more agility than ever before. In 2022, organizations and government agencies will need to adopt new technologies, roles and ways of working to ensure organizational resiliency and stakeholder safety. Heading into the new year, to minimize impact and respond to crises efficiently and effectively, here are the technologies and shifts we predict organizations and government agencies will need:

AI will become imperative to managing crises. Over the last two years, across the globe, we've experienced increasingly persistent and worsening critical events - from catastrophic weather to civil unrest to the pandemic and more. This shows no signs of slowing down. Artificial intelligence will become the most important part of critical event management, helping organizations and government entities to plan ahead for crises, allowing for more time to respond and lessen impact.

The supply chain crisis isn't going away, and business will seek new ways to manage it. This year, we've seen major disruptions to the global supply chain and businesses scrambling to get on top of it. As these issues persist, they'll begin seeking alternate tools to manage supply chain disruptions. While critical event management (CEM) can't prevent issues, it can help companies see the impact quicker and shift production to another location and avoid the negative impact. For example, a titanium screw in a level 5 supply chain can have a massive impact on a finished good. Organizations need to know immediately if there's a downstream disruption, what it means for the organization and how to quickly work around it - which artificial intelligence and predictive CEM platforms can do.

Each government agency will need its own CEM platform. Government agencies are self-contained - there is no overarching branch that protects each agency and its stakeholders with a CEM platform. As security threats increase, each government agency will need to adopt its own risk intelligence and incident response platforms and plans to ensure the safety, agility and resilience of the entire agency and all its stakeholders.           

The Chief Security Officer will evolve into the Chief Resilience Officer. As cybersecurity, physical security and compliance converge, companies need to reorganize their processes, workflow and organizational structure to manage operational resilience. The Chief Security Officer is no longer able to manage all the threats thrown at an organization, giving way to the Chief Resilience Officer, trained to manage all types of risks.

As the threat landscape widens and worsens, organizations will need AI to help them predict and prepare for crises, and even shift operations if needed. Organizations and government agencies have a duty of care to their stakeholders, and they cannot rely on an umbrella to protect them. Security leaders will need to reevaluate how they manage and prioritize incident response to ensure no asset or stakeholder is left unprotected in the wake of a crisis. As we head into 2022, it's time to prioritize proactively preparing for and responding to risks.




Matt Bradley 

Matt Bradley serves as Vice President of Global Security Solutions for OnSolve. In this role, Matt is a member of OnSolve's Executive Leadership Team and works cross-functionally to drive the development of comprehensive and robust security operations solutions leveraging critical communications, risk intelligence, and incident management. A veteran security operations expert for more than two decades, Matt has deep first-hand knowledge of security operations management and understanding of the critical challenges facing organizations in the future.

Prior to OnSolve, Matt served as Regional Security Director for the Americas at International SOS, where he led the security services business and advised key executives on risk management solutions. Prior to International SOS, Matt worked in Honduras as the Security Director for Tigo Honduras where he handled all matters relating to physical security; health, safety and environment; crisis management; and fraud investigation, and as General Manager for I Solution Security, where he advised on security matters for the Honduran President, Minister of Security, and Minister of National Emergency Commission. Previously, Matt had a distinguished 14-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 



Dustin Radtke 

Dustin Radtke is the Chief Technology Officer at OnSolve. With over 20 years of experience, Dustin excels at building, leading and transforming global product and technology portfolios for global businesses. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Dustin is responsible for setting product strategy and leading a rapidly growing global development and operations organization for OnSolve's market-leading cloud critical event management applications. Dustin has a proven track record of bringing successful product lines to market as well as reinvigorating existing product lines to achieve their ultimate potential.

Published Friday, January 07, 2022 7:35 AM by David Marshall
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