Cybersecurity is a huge and ongoing challenge for any company of any size, anywhere in the world.
Every day in the news we hear stories about breaches and ransomware, and about personal and business-related data that falls into the hands of organisations who are free to create profitable revenue streams from it, essentially forever. Intrusions can be large and headline grabbing, but they can also be subtle and go unnoticed until it’s too late.
This leads to three points of friction: company leaders who want to know whether their company is sufficiently protected; IT security professionals who struggle with the task of keeping pace with the threats; and a marketplace that delivers a constant array of security products, services, and information to wade through.
It’s good to know, though, that in this ongoing race, the advantage does not have to rest in the hands of the threat actors. With the right preparation and with the right partners, concrete steps can be taken to stop intrusions and breaches from occurring. Building an effective cybersecurity programme for an organisation is complex and can take years, but it is best achieved by breaking things into manageable segments and making sure everyone understands what to do – executives, employees, IT specialists, contractors, and suppliers.
In this short paper we aim to outline the steps you can take to minimise the chances of a breach. Basically, we want to focus on keeping them out, but in the case where intrusion may have already happened, then we want to look at how to get them out.