Three Key Elements of Cybersecurity StrategyBy CIOApplications Europe
Cybersecurity experts are concerned about the sharp rise in digital threats and it is believed that the lack of internal resources is also one of the reasons for creating this perfect storm for the organization and its employees. Cybersecurity does not rely only on the financial aspects instead it also requires a full-proof plan that should be executed in the best possible manner. And for that plan to be implemented successfully, external and internal factors are equally responsible.
Risk Assessment is a must for an organization’s profitable growth. An organization can opt for a third-party cybersecurity firm, as they will be better-equipped to probe the firm for vulnerabilities. Once the organization is aware of the business’s risk profile, the next step is to educate and train the employees.
An organization must devise policies and procedures that protect its assets and emphasize enablement on the part of the end-user. These may include an acceptable use policy for mobile phones, password policy for authentication purpose or cyber-education policy.
The risk profile of an organization can change anytime; therefore an organization should be aware of that. Below mentioned are three critical aspects to avoid cyber incidents.
1. Focus on the Right Tools
Understanding a business’s unique threat profile and its employee’s needs, an organization can then reposition infrastructure and software planning as more of a collaborative process. One needs to keep track of all the departments and ensure their specific needs. In this manner, they will be able to protect their assets and can empower the end-users as well.
This will include both cybersecurity solutions like intrusion detection and more work-flow focused tools like SaaS apps. Before incorporating any solution, it should be evaluated and analyzed for potential vulnerabilities.
2. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
It refers to an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster or an unexpected event and resume operations. Prevention is better than cure; therefore, a good cybersecurity solution should focus more on preventing threats instead of facing it.
3. Always Plan Ahead
Planning is a crucial step to fight any cyber incident. The only difference between a successful business and an unsuccessful one is that the former has a plan and can combat the real-world threats whereas the latter does not.
Security Breaches can be avoided if the staff members are helping to protect against those dangers wherein they are provided with the required tools. And finally, one has to be prepared for when a breach does occur, the more they are ready, the likelier they will get through it. Neglect could be one of the costliest expenses any business may face.