Cyber criminals never quit. Businesses must move beyond foundational cybersecurity.
Career cyber criminals were already working at an industrial scale when the global pandemic hit. Reports from major commentators confirm that they have thrived throughout the resulting disruption and unpredictability. Cyber crime is an ever growing, successful and profitable enterprise and threat actors are prepared to sink time and resources into it to reap the rewards.
Many organisations have stepped up to the challenges of dispersed workforces and the inevitable security vulnerabilities, helping to keep people productive and secure. But while a return to business-as-usual remains uncertain for your organisation, we know cyber criminals won’t be taking a break any time soon. However good a job you’re doing as a CISO, your work is never done.
So ask yourself: Do you have what you need to deliver continuously on the promise of cyber resilience?
We can be certain of uncertainty
Uncertainty is one of the few things we can be sure of. The world never stands still – from natural events to the activities of cyber criminals. Recent changes have increased the risk of cyber attacks. They include the accelerated rate of digital transformation to meet urgent new business needs, the consequent expansion of your attack surface increasing the risk of misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, and the need for security controls to catch up. All in the face of evolving threats – such as innovative ransomware – to you and your supply chain partners.
As a CISO, you need to understand and mitigate the real threats to your organisation and protect it, while continuing to accelerate your security programme forward for success. There is no better time for you to evaluate your security operations’ capability and move on with your security operations centre (SOC) journey. What are your next steps?
Many of us have seen how the pandemic has changed the world and the way that we work forever. Hybrid working in its many forms is here to stay and the security that your business has in place must enable this. You need to understand the resulting changes to their attack surface and exposure to risk, and implement the necessary security controls, ideally a well-founded SOC. This will help you ensure you have the people, processes and technology to drive your security programme forwards successfully.
Are you able to continuously monitor and improve your organisation’s security posture amidst all the disruption and unpredictability?
Businesses need a SOC strategy
Unfortunately, businesses and the risks they may face are not so simple that there’s one ideal solution. You can’t just go out and purchase a SOC. To reach a more tailored solution, you first need a SOC strategy. That means becoming aware of the merits of some strategies and how to improve them. From there, you can start to create the best SOC foundation possible and continuously mature it.
Your SOC blueprint: Security Operations in the Real World is a practical whitepaper by Adarma that will help you assess where you are today and to prepare for meaningful conversations about building your own SOC. A SOC you can evolve and mature to be capable of keeping your organisation safe in the face of emerging threats. Read our blueprint today and we’ll be standing by to discuss what comes next.