Posted by aionol | 11 FEB 2018

Must-Haves Of An Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

Developing and implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy is one of the most important actions you need to take when operating parts of your business in the cloud. For the sake of your business and your customers, it is important to make cybersecurity great again. Start with a cybersecurity framework Developing an effective cybersecurity strategy starts with […]

Developing and implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy is one of the most important actions you need to take when operating parts of your business in the cloud. For the sake of your business and your customers, it is important to make cybersecurity great again.

Start with a cybersecurity framework

Developing an effective cybersecurity strategy starts with a framework. In your framework, define your current capabilities, opportunities and threats. Then think about where you want to go with your cybersecurity strategy, and the ideal state you want to achieve.

Map out the steps you need to take to get there. Voila, that’s your framework done. If you need inspiration, research industry standards and best practices, and make sure to use them as a reference point for your framework.

Must-Haves Of An Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

Must-Haves Of An Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

The 4 Principles That Build Effective Cybersecurity

Once you have outlined your framework, you can start filling in the details of your cybersecurity strategy. These are the must-haves of every effective cybersecurity strategy:

  1. Provide details on how security policies are to be implemented and updated regularly.
  2. Define the security assessment models on which you are building your strategy – this could include OWASP, SAMM or other industry frameworks.
  3. Keep an eye out for attacks, even when there are no apparent threats. Monitoring for early warnings and gathering threat intelligence will help you identify attacks early and effectively fight them off immediately.
  4. Know exactly what to do once a cyber attack hits. Outline a rapid response plan as well as crisis communications, and make sure all of your staff is trained on what to do and what not to do when your business is under attack.

Threats are becoming more sophisticated by the day. It is therefore important to invest into long term solutions such as threat intelligence systems, disaster recovery and redundancy mechanisms.

Contact us for an effective cybersecurity strategy that keeps your business safe and sound in the cloud.

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