As Information Technology (IT) has evolved over time, so has the need for IT security. The term Cybersecurity has taken different shapes and forms over the years by advancing the processes and everyday tactics required to protect an organisation's hardware, data, systems, integrity, its people and partners.
We're exploring the importance of cybersecruity and how to amalgamate it with an enterprise's Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks.
In the 1980s and 1990s, as information systems grew and more individuals were linked, security systems had to advance to counter new dangers including software theft and hacking. Employers began advising their staff on ways to create strong passwords to reduce their risk of getting hacked. Worms and viruses also entered the picture, threatening to shut down entire systems.
Cybersecurity risk now is not just a trend. It is a serious ongoing threat to businesses and organisations globally. To find out more about the severity of cybersecurity attacks, read our blog on the 2021 Irish HSE attack here.
How do you even begin to address threats? Threats are everywhere and some, like the recent Optus data breach in Australia, have substantial consequences. By incorporating best practices for managing risks and controls, making sure you are up to date with the latest standards, and establishing compliance with your cybersecurity policy and procedures, you may address vulnerabilities in your operations before cyber criminals can exploit them.
The next stage for an organisation to follow is to adopt the appropriate security solutions and engage with a partner who can help obtain the greatest outcomes from those tools and assist in developing a strong cybersecurity culture.
Instead of just one security solution, enterprises should ideally adopt a security platform that can provide visibility throughout the environment and effectively manage both security and network operations. By connecting various security sensors and technologies, a security fabric may give an integrated solution. This offers a more thorough and accurate real-time picture of the activity, traffic, and behavior occurring within a network of an organisation. The network is completely protected by the security fabric, from endpoint devices to core systems.
In order to defend the network, exchange threat intelligence, provide visibility, and provide robust security across access, client, application, and cloud, the security fabric method must integrate a number of components.
Instead of having to piece together information from various security technologies and then put together a picture of what this implies for the organisation, a strategic security fabric approach brings all that information to the security team’s attention and acts to defend the organisation against threats.
A single management interface that offers cooperative security warnings, recommendations, audit reports, and complete policy control across the security fabric will provide assurance that the business’s network is secure. The alternative is if an attack is successful, in which case the organisation must invest time and money resolving the problem. Even after the technical impacts of the attack have been removed, the organisation may still have to cope with reputational harm and lost productivity. As a result, remediation can be significantly more costly than prevention.
Eliminate weaknesses in your organisation’s cybersecurity defences to improve the resilience of your vital information systems and raise confidence that your policies and procedures address the most recent threats and industry best practices.
In order to improve cybersecurity resilience, organisations should prioritise three things:
If you have any concerns about aligning your organisation with industry frameworks and standards, or if you’re looking to enhance your cybersecurity strategy, we are here to assist you on this journey. Speak to our experts to learn how Camms GRC software solutions can support your alignment to industry frameworks and standards. You can schedule a meeting with one of our experts here.
Camms’ cybersecurity risk management capabilities span areas including:
If you are an existing Camms user, it might be worth asking the question “am I making the most of my Camms GRC solutions?”, whether it is to more effectively align with industry frameworks and standards or to link up cybersecurity risk, obligations, incidents and audits.
If you’ve got any concerns about your current cybersecurity approach through Camms GRC solutions or are looking at what more you could be doing to support your management and oversight in this area, Camms are here to help. Book a consultation today by visiting our Virtual Consulting page here.