Taking proactive measures is the first step towards reducing cyber exposure
Mohan Kumar T L, Director, Netpoleon India
Important factors for cyber security readiness
Taking proactive measures is the first step towards reducing your organization's cyber exposure and protecting data and systems from malicious actors.
There are many steps that organizations can take to improve their cyber security readiness. A few of them are:
· Identifying the organization's critical assets and systems.
· Assess the vulnerability associated with each asset and system and understand the weak points.
· Implement controls to mitigate identified risks and test controls regularly to ensure they are effective against the latest threats. For example, simulating attacks or running regular vulnerability scans.
· And finally, train employees on cyber security best practices.
Problems faced by the CIOs/CISOs
There isn't any silver bullet in cybersecurity. However, there are some great strategies that CIOs can use to secure their environment from the latest cybersecurity threats like Ransomware, Phishing, Malware, Man-in-the-middle attacks, and DDoS attacks.
CIOs in 2023 face a host of new cybersecurity threats and must stay ahead of the game to secure their environment. The key is to utilize the latest technology available and understand which solutions are best for an organization’s specific security needs. Investing in measures such as cyber risk assessments, data loss prevention tools, and employee training can help mitigate risks. By having a comprehensive plan, CIOs will be better prepared to protect against malicious actors so that their organizations can thrive in the future.
To face the challenges
It is estimated that over 80% of organizations do not have a comprehensive cybersecurity readiness plan in place. While the need for such plans has been highlighted in recent years by high-profile cyber-attacks, most companies still fail to take the necessary steps to protect themselves.
The key is to create a comprehensive strategy that takes into account people, processes, and technology - all connected through an effective cybersecurity roadmap. As threats become increasingly sophisticated, it's only natural that you stay on top of protection measures too; ensuring your organization remains resilient against emerging cyber threats and ahead of the risk curve.
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