We have noticed that businesses are now investing far more heavily in training and development programmes for their staff to help strengthen their human cybersecurity defences, further highlighting the growing importance of security awareness and indeed following security best practices.
Many people mistakenly believe that the term “cyber security” only refers to cyber threat detection and prevention technology. People, governance, and process, in our view, are equally as important components when striving to achieve a comprehensive cyber security deployment strategy.
Let’s briefly examine how each of these 3 extremely important key elements contributes to the cyber security ecosystem:
People: This category includes everything from training and awareness to hiring additional personnel with specialised skill sets. After all, it only takes one employee to fall for a well-crafted phishing scam to bring an entire operation to its knees.
Governance & Process: While awareness and training are hugely important, businesses must also clearly define rules and parameters for delegating tasks, assigning roles, and monitoring behaviour patterns in order to protect against cyber crime.
Technology: Technology has the ability to be both proactive and reactive. Firewalls and antivirus scanners are the first lines of preventative measures, but it’s critical to implement solutions that can also protect an organisation in the event of a breach, minimising damage whilst also allowing its key personnel to function effectively.
A failure to pay attention to any of these three key cyber security elements will inevitably result in gaps, glitches, and breakdowns. A cyber risk strategy will be unstable, possibly even collapse.
However, when an organisation effectively balances people, process, and technology, a synergistic framework that fully supports cyber security can be established. Suddenly, matching risk objectives with real-world tools, workflows, and cultural components becomes much easier, ultimately leading to a best practise approach to cyber risk governance.
If you’d like to learn more about how Infosec Partners can help you prepare to meet the growing challenges and cyber security risks that your business will face in the current threat landscape, please contact our trusted team of advisers.