All businesses are appealing to hackers
As business leaders, there is a tendency to think, ?why would someone want to hack me? I?m too small, or too this or too that,? especially when you continuously see large firms like Capital One, City of Baltimore, or Quest Diagnostics in the media. That?s why many organizations tend not to put their guard up and continue to delay getting serious about cybersecurity. It?s a losing game of chance.
We are all connected. Always-on. Available 24x7. As businesses increasingly adopt technologies for business growth and productivity gains, hackers also increase the sophistication of cyberattacks and data breaches. The pace of change is only getting faster - business leaders need a cybersecurity program to keep up.
For many businesses, cybersecurity is top of mind. Smart business leaders realize protecting their information, critical assets, and business operations against cyber threats requires executive participation, management, and accountability. The competing priorities of running a business and managing cyber threats with limited access to cybersecurity expertise is difficult. Coupled with the cybersecurity skills gap that continues to climb (the United States currently has a shortage of 300,000 security practitioners), identifying a trusted partner is the only solution.
A virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) can help. The vCISO can address the skills gaps in your business, develop a cybersecurity management strategy, and direct a comprehensive information security plan that aligns with a business?s risk tolerance.
Every business is different, how cybersecurity fits will vary
Based on a risk assessment, the vCISO can help identify and prioritize the cyber risks that would cause the most operational harm to the business.
Private data is no longer ?safe? behind a firewall; employees, customers, vendors, and IoT devices make up just a small part of the rising diversity of cyberattacks targets thanks to mobile devices and software that allows businesses to transact virtually anyplace. Access to either an internal or third party resource that identifies risk and develops an integrated approach to cybersecurity is no longer a nice-to-have but a requirement to run your business.
Business leaders can partner with a vCISO to develop a robust cybersecurity strategy that incorporates the business?s strategic goals with how the cybersecurity strategy fits with the business culture and risk management.
Partner with a trusted advisor to proactively manage cybersecurity risk
Access to cybersecurity talent is the ?new normal?in business. However, this expensive, full-time resource is not a requirement. A company?s cybersecurity needs can vary from month to month; a vCISO can provide that flexibility. The key is to have a sustainable cybersecurity approach that can scale with your business.
The benefits of a vCISO don?t end at budget flexibility; your vCISO can keep you up to date on evolving threats and recommendations on the right level of protection. A vCISO not only wears the strategy hat to interface with business leaders in your organization but also can provide operational expertise regarding technology, people, and processes to best protect your organization.
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