CIOs and CEOs are well aware of the complexity of devising a successful information security strategy. It must encompass everything from cloud to multiple data centers and distributed office locations to people, processes and technology. Annual vulnerability assessments alone are not enough. And often, in-house resources with cybersecurity expertise to implement remediation efforts are in short supply.
With cybersecurity breaches making the news almost weekly, executive leadership and boards of directors are looking for maximum visibility into their organization’s security posture. They know that any disruption to their information systems can hamper business operations, compromise sensitive data and impact their reputation – not to mention their bottom line.
The increasing number of mobile and IoT devices connected to a typical network only adds to the vulnerability. For example, IoT devices were part of a large-scale distributed denial of service attack that resulted in a massive Internet outage on the East Coast. If the network had been properly engineered and segmented, this could have been prevented.
So where do you start? How do you know you have enough protections in place? And how do you know that you are getting the right amount of protection in return for your security investments?
FIVE STEPS TO MITIGATING CYBER RISK
By taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity, you can identify vulnerabilities, and address and mitigate business risk properly. A comprehensive risk management program integrates the following elements:
Presidio advocates a five-step roadmap to achieve a holistic cyber security strategy:
The Presidio Next Generation Risk Management approach to cybersecurity provides a security strategy for managing today’s risks while preparing companies for new risks and threats as they emerge. We would be happy to share how best practices have already been implemented in your industry.