Cybersecurity Tips for a Newly Appointed CIO

Cybersecurity is a significant need for organizations dealing with confidential data. A good CIO must ensure the protection of their company’s real assets. However, newly appointed CIOs may not manage everything initially. So, corporate leads must extend their support to the new CIOs.

In this article at CIO, Hannah Williams suggests that the newly appointed CIOs must ensure that all systems adhere to the security standards. They must also work on training all the team members to counter cyberthreats.

The Basic Cybersecurity Needs

The C-suites must extend support to the smart ideas initiated by the new CIOs for maintaining the high-security groundwork. Here is a guideline for the new CIOs to implement cybersecurity:

  • Propose the Framework: Being the new CIO, prepare and present a sound security plan. Make sure you communicate its merits and demerits to the higher authorities. Explain the security framework in layman’s language for better understanding. Also, be ready with a backup plan to deal with the unfortunate potential threats.
  • In-House Infrastructure: Once the security framework meets its target, and you gain the confidence to implement it, configure the best tools for the in-house security infrastructure. Guard data network and cloud security from all the unauthorized cyber-attacks. Also, ensure the safety of all the old network connections while keeping track of stored data backups.
  • People & Process: On priority, implement security awareness training (SAT) to guard your new organization from unexpected cyberattacks. SAT will help the staff recognize and respond to the issues revolving around IT governance and security risks.
  • Audit & Penetrate: In the fast-evolving cyberspace, it is vital to test the people and infrastructure to counter cyberthreats. Try using the ‘white hat hacker penetration’ tests to breach your limitations and learn from it. Frequent audits or simulated email attacks will be an even smart move to maintain the cybersecurity of your company.

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