Cyber security is the practice of protecting information and data from unauthorized use, whether it’s a malware attack erasing a computer, an attacker hacking into your systems to steal your credit card numbers or an eavesdropping man-in-the-middle attack. While it is impossible to eliminate all risk in the digital age, taking steps to protect your organization and its customers is essential.
As breaches become more common and impactful, cybersecurity is a critical area for businesses. This growing domain has many roles, all of which require specialized skills and training to be successful.
The best way to safeguard your company’s information and prevent attacks is with a multi-layered cybersecurity approach that weaves together people, processes and technology. This includes implementing a zero trust framework, in which every attempt to access your systems is analyzed and verified to ensure it can be trusted; instituting threat hunting, where security teams using automation, intelligent tools and advanced analyses actively look for suspicious activity and the presence of hackers before they strike; and training and educating individuals about attack scenarios and how they as individual users have a role to play in protecting the company.
In addition, it’s important to avoid monetary representations of cyber security readiness and prioritize investments in the controls that address specific threats. Using outcome-driven metrics, like mean time to respond and mean time to detect, can help you achieve better governance over cybersecurity priorities and investments. These metrics help you align investments with the threats that have the greatest impact on business operations and security maturity. MDR