Have You Optimised Your Schools Cyber Security ROI?
- Optimise your existing security controls
- Define your risk posture
- Understand and plan for what you need
As any school bursar or headmaster will know, budgets are becoming increasingly squeezed, so how can we equate the spend on cyber security with benefits to the school especially when all areas are clamouring for more funding? You’ve likely spent a good deal on security over the years and have a mature security strategy in place with planned projects, existing partners for managed security and agreed budgets. But how do you know if you’re spending your schools cyber security budget where you need it most?
Effective Cyber Security Analysis, Planning & Budgeting in Schools
These three key steps in a Schools Cyber Security Assessment by Infosec Partners will help you effectively plan and budget for the areas you need to look at, in an order based on the potential impact to your school. Get better visibility on what your security is actually worth, and make optimal use of your precious budget.
1. Crown Jewels
Have you clearly identified your critical, high-value and sensitive assets, systems and information? Do you know what the repercussions would be if they were stolen, compromised or if you were denied access to them?
2. Risk Analysis
When was the list time you performed a risk analysis on the threats you face from cyber attack? How much of it would your school deem acceptable risk before it starts to hurt? Ten, thirty, perhaps fifty percent or more?
3. Mind The Gap
To what extent does your existing security strategy protect you from this risk? Does it match your risk profile or are there any glaring gaps