A Guide to Digital Transformation for Privacy Incident Management

Explore each topic to become a digital transformation expert.

Digital Transformation: an Introduction

Chances are, as a decision-maker within your organization, you have been tasked with making Digital Transformation happen – either in your own department or across the entire company. According to Flexera’s 2021 State of Tech Spend Report, 56% of CIOs reported that Digital Transformation is a top priority for their organization.

Many companies accelerated their planned Digital Transformation spending by several years during the Covid-19 pandemic, adopting new technology as a way to manage the crisis, and a recent report from IDC forecasts global spending on Digital Transformation to exceed $10 trillion over five years.

With so many people talking about – and buying services to enable – Digital Transformation, we might wrongly assume it means the same thing to every business.

In actuality, Digital Transformation is a catchphrase that points toward a unique combination of solutions, tailored to your organization’s needs. These solutions work together to make your company future-ready – opening up new ways of doing business that are automated, intelligent, context-specific, and resilient.

Digital Transformation Guide for Privacy | RadarFirst

See how RadarFirst helped a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company transform their manual, outdated processes, putting in place a scalable, purpose-built solution that helps improve cross-functional decision making, making their incident response team more productive overall.

In a recent article, The Harvard Business Review suggested that companies think of Digital Transformation as happening across four intersecting domains: technology, data, processes, and organizational change capability.

In this four-part model, “Technology is the engine of digital transformation, data is the fuel, process is the guidance system, and organizational change capability is the landing gear. You need them all, and they must function well together.”

Digital Transformation Guide for Privacy | RadarFirst

Here at RadarFirst, our clients have told us that one of the primary reasons they choose to work with us is that we help them implement digital transformation initiatives across their organizations – through our technology solutions, yes, but also because of the way we help organizations automate processes, make data-driven decisions, and connect leaders across the organization.

Your Business Is a Complex System

Digital Transformation is not just about technology—it’s about complex systems change. In order to affect change within a complex system, you need 

  • Best-in-Class Technology Tools
  • Strategic Partners
  • A Mindset for Change

At RadarFirst, we value our role as your strategic partner.

Using our patented Incident Response Engine, we empower your team to make data-driven decisions and design processes that make your organization more efficient, effective, and consistent.

Ready to become an expert in digital transformation?

In Modules 1-5, we take you through the key benefits of transforming your privacy incident response processes. 

Module 1: Build a Technology Ecosystem Designed for Trust 

Data privacy and security aren’t just IT’s problem. In this module, we look at the term “hyperautomation” and what it means to operationalize privacy, security, and incident response across your organization from detection to resolution.

Module 2: Give Your Teams the Data They Need to Make Decisions

In this module we consider three types of data and data-driven decision making you need to counteract bad actors and privacy’s biggest threat: human error. 

Module 3:  Free up Employees to Focus on Strengths by Automating Processes

In this module, we talk about departmental interoperability and how you can use digital transformation of your data incident response processes to drive efficiency and support better communication. 

Module 4: Strengthen Your Organizational Change Capability by Creating Connections Across Departments

In this module we take a closer look at how you can build your organization’s “muscles for change,” allowing you to usher in digital transformation with the support of your team.

Conclusion: Level up Your Data Privacy, Security, and Incident Response

Review the key points we’ve covered so far and use our checklist to make sure you are taking the right first steps.