The interview with Paolo Lossa by CyberArk. One year after the launch of the recovery plan at European level, which led to the PNRR in Italy, 01net carries out an investigation, based on a series of interviews with the main companies operating in Italy in the ICT on their strategy for digitalisation of the

We talk with them about four key themes of digital transformation: resilience, cybersecurity, cloud, environmental and social sustainability and the answers allow you to build the ICT reality participation map for the country’s growth in the digital sense.

And there is one more theme, the fifth: in a spirit of consultation, we ask that Italian entrepreneurs be given an extra idea, capable of producing immediate value in terms of efficiency and competitiveness.

For CyberArk, Paolo Lossa, Country Sales Manager, responded.

A year after the Recovery Plan, where are we with the real transformation of the country: with what solutions, skills and services do you participate in the missions of the PNRR involving digital?

The past year has certainly helped companies to deepen, inform and prepare better on digital, sensing the real potential of significant investments that for the first time include cybersecurity. As a company specializing in identity security, CyberArk supports companies in defining a strategy for protecting identities, human and non-human, with effective access management solutions, in order to safeguard them on business applications, distributed workforce, workload cloud

2021 was the year in which the theme of cybersecurity landed in all businesses. What concrete prospects did you give for 2022?

In 2020 and 2021 cybersecurity had a strong impact on every company, as a result of the need to protect infrastructure, users and devices during migration to remote work. Security is no longer seen as an obligation, but it is playing a new role as a business enabler, a necessary element that allows organizations to work in protected environments and therefore in a better way. Among the prospects of CyberArk for next year, to continue to support the country to reach a higher level of protection, and to expand our range of action, both by enhancing collaborations with active customers and creating new relationships with companies looking more and more aware of the

The key component of digital transformation is the cloud. What are the choices that Italian companies will have to make in 2022?

The cloud landscape is still very heterogeneous, and this depends on the choices made over the last few years, by companies of all sizes and operating sectors. Choices that have not always followed a defined strategy and that is why in 2022, in order to make digital transformation really take place, it will be necessary for companies to define truly strategic business action plans, based on weighted and conscious choices, evaluating and analyzing in depth numerous Among the components to be considered, it is essential to indicate: objectives to be achieved, needs to be met, instruments and resources already available and/or to be integrated, and, above all, how to proceed. This means considering, for example, whether to decide to upgrade any internal, human and technological resources, or rely on external partners that can support them in creating and managing ad hoc environments, to overcome the transitional phase of cloud testing that many are still going through.

We still see a significant lack of skills, both in the cloud and applied to cybersecurity, so it will be important that companies also invest in training and certification activities of their team, so that they can choose and manage

After the Cop26 it was understood that sustainability, both environmental and social, now affects not only all countries but also all companies. What is your strategy on these issues?

Corporate responsibility, high ethical standards and sustainable business practices are the basis for CyberArk’s interactions with customers, partners, employees, communities and environment.

Our employees are the most valuable asset and our culture has been the key to success. Happy and healthy employees work enthusiastically, offer more innovation and drive positive results. We invest in our employees through various physical, emotional and financial training and well-being programs.

We are committed to keeping our operations to a minimum, optimising sustainable business activities to always support employees, customers, partners and communities. We work constantly to reduce our energy consumption and CO2 emissions, using increasingly sustainable technologies, optimising activities and encouraging employees to adopt an increasingly green approach in their daily operations.

In addition, as a tech company specializing in the protection of digital identities, we aim to educate users to respect the individual in every field, professional, personal and social, constantly stressing the importance of protecting the identity, own and others, in the utmost respect of

ICT idea of 2022

If you were to offer a single investment (product, solution, methodology) to an Italian company, a choice that could produce an immediate benefit in terms of efficiency and competitiveness, what would your advice be about?

The investment that Cyberark feels to suggest for 2022 is to define a concrete plan to automate safely. Increasingly important and useful automation to make processes more efficient and faster, optimize skills and skills, and ensure the ability for internal resources to focus on core business activities. The essential aspect of automation is security, which allows to protect the integrity of computer systems, networks and data protecting endpoints, applications, cloud environments and containers, to name a few, from malware attacks, compromises or unauthorised accesses that could prove extreme A Zero Trust approach combined with the principles of minimum privilege will be essential to protect identity and access to endpoints, to counter the increasingly sophisticated activities of cybercriminals. In Italy the adoption of Zero Trust is still in its early stages, CISO strongly recognizes it

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