Looking and thinking over the past mistakes is a great way to deal with the future. The same concept holds true across every professional domain, especially in the space of cybersecurity. With the increasing incidents of cyber-attacks being reported across the globe, it’s high time for companies to evaluate their existing security strategies and put them to repair. In this article at ZDNet, Danny Palmer emphasizes the need to learn from your previous cyber-attacks and anticipate the future threats to keep your data safe.
The Internal/External Factor
Cybersecurity is a complicated process. So, while conceptualizing a detailed strategy to counter hackers, data breaches and other attacks, it’s important that you pay attention to both the internal and external aspects. While the external hacking groups pose a greater threat, you should never underestimate the loopholes created by your own company staff. There are many ways in which information can be mishandled in your own organization giving away more scope for hacks/attacks. To counter these situations, every organization must focus on business risk intelligence and cyber threat intelligence.
Cyber Threat Intelligence
Cyber threat intelligence focuses on the external factors contributing to potential threats, thereby helping in timely mitigation. Security analysts are tasked with the responsibility of extracting data from the external environment and SIEM (security information and event management) tools to prepare a proactive response and mitigation strategy.
Business Risk Intelligence
Business risk intelligence concentrates on a broader perspective covering all the digital factors. Thus, you can say that cyber threat intelligence forms a part of the business risk intelligence reports. While cyber threat intelligence reports might interest only a CIO, a business risk intelligence report is pretty valuable to all the top executive levels – CFO, CEO, etc. These reports comprise information regarding insider threats, physical security of staff, third-party vendor engagements, M&A deals, etc.
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