Cybersecurity risk danger is widespread. The digital ecosystem is quickly developing as firms become more linked – across business divisions, countries, subsidiaries, remote offices, and third-party networks. And this expanded attack surface results in a plethora of new and growing vulnerabilities.
With the cost and frequency of cybersecurity risk increasing, it is more critical than ever for security executives to demonstrate that the efforts they are making to mitigate cybersecurity risk across their growing digital ecosystems are paying off. Naturally, they must be able to analyze and explain risk in a manner that is understandable to the company.
Each day, your Security Operations Center (SOC) gathers millions of data points — and it can be difficult to efficiently assess alerts, prioritize which concerns are essential, and communicate results to top officials. To transform warnings into actionable insights, you must first analyze the context and establish a strategy for separating the signal from the noise.
By adopting a risk-based approach to reporting, you may assist your whole business in concentrating on the most critical concerns without succumbing to alert fatigue or disregarding warnings.
Expectations and standards of care are continuously changing in today's ever-changing cybersecurity scenario. By comparing your cyber risk exposure and security program performance to that of your peers and industry, you can make better-educated choices about where to direct your team's cybersecurity risk reduction efforts.
According to a recent Opus and Ponemon report, 59% of businesses have suffered a data breach as a result of a vendor or third party. And as the SolarWinds breach develops into one of the most serious supply chain hacks in history, that figure is certain to rise. Even with robust security procedures in place, many businesses fail to quantify and manage the cybersecurity risk posed by third parties.
To elevate cyber risk to business risk, you must offer cybersecurity data in context – in a common language that the board and other stakeholders can readily understand. Security ratings provide that common language, enabling you to get unparalleled insight and visibility into the threats that lie throughout your extended digital environment. Armed with these data-driven insights, your business can decide where to invest its limited budget, time, and resources to have the biggest effect on security performance.
Using these competitive standards as a guide, you can develop data-driven remediation programs that include attainable security performance objectives and approaches for proactive risk mitigation. This understanding of how your competitors prioritize their cybersecurity efforts may help you optimize your approach in order to remain competitive in the market.
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