Cybersecurity: Damage Controller or a Business Priority?

February 17, 2019 0 comments

Cybersecurity

Cyber threat has turned out be a menace for global industries in the past few years. The C-suite executives worldwide are fretting over hazards of cyber attacks and its repercussions.

According to the PwC study of 2018, cyber threat is among the top worries of the CEOs. In other words, a sum of 62 percent of CEOs worry cyber attacks which can create hindrance in their company’s growth. Thus, it is high time for enterprises to envision cybersecurity as a business priority rather than treating it just as a damage controller.

This threat is capable of pressurizing CIOs of companies to enhance the expenditure on IoT and cybersecurity.

With the commencement of Industry 4.0, security risks delve deep into ongoing digital transformation. According to a Gartner report, only 30 percent of organizations adopt cross-organization steps to curb digital risks. Although it has become quite evident that cybersecurity is a critical business issue these days, yet a number of CIOs fail to treat it promptly. They need to rethink it as a strategic business priority and stop treating it like an IT decision or damage controller.

Cybersecurity is not just a process or task at a single point but a continuous dynamic proactive action that needs to be undertaken by strategic approaches of business including professionals, process, technologies to ensure security.

 

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework is a set of guidelines and regulations for private sector businesses to follow in order to emerge as a better-prepared warrior in identifying, detecting, and curbing to cyber attacks. The framework also includes guidelines for prevention and recovery from an attack. This framework is a phenomenal reference for constructing a far-fetched risk strategy.

Around 70% of the surveyed organizations acknowledge NIST’s framework as a popular best practice for computer security with significant investment, a security framework adoption study reported.

If companies’ focus will stick to building a defense tool, it will only create slow progress and obstacles. Regarding security, if we prioritize it as a noteworthy investment area, it would definitely drive digital innovation inculcating proactive approaches with deep-rooted security framework.

 

Prime Facets Persuading Holistic Digital Risk Strategy

 

Workforce

From C-suite to fresher, all employees need to understand the vulnerability of an organization regarding cyber attacks and cybersecurity. A company should inculcate the cyber-resilient feature from roots to fruits in a business ecosystem rather than confining it to the regulatory aspects of IT department. Also, a major focus should be there when it comes to identifying and solving potential insider threats.

Undertaking

Considering the fact that it’s hard to cease the occasional happenings of security and data breach in a digital environment, strengthening the recovery procedure is pivotal. The assured undertaking of attaining possible knowledge, sharing examined information (including information related to partners, customers, and authorities) makes a recovery system stronger to tackle the worst possible situation. Using proper recovery methods, correction of processes, modeling plan, and risk scenario becomes effective.

The concern of organization’s partners should be taken under consideration since the very beginning as they can act as a defense tool in severe situations. They should be confident about the company’s product development lifecycle commencing from product designing to customer satisfaction.

Mechanism

To reinforce the cybersecurity mode with apt effectiveness, global supply chain, research, and development ecosystem, and solution presentation should be dragged into the intense spotlight. The solution should behave as a quick fix which can adapt to any vulnerable situation and for such solutions architecture of secure design both at the product level and at system level plays an important role.

In the current era, it is hard to fortify a company. In one or the other way, the company will be exposed to cyber threats in their journey to prosper in the digital world. In the age of rapid convergence of IT/OT, the backend of cybersecurity addresses the prevailing cyber threats by some degrees only. For sustaining organization’s cybersecurity bearings, company-wide alterations in employees training and processes need to be indoctrinated. To endure the hardships of digital loopholes for a digital establishment, it is must to have conversation and conservation in cybersecurity strategies in business.

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