5 Ways to Gain an Advantage over Cyber Attackers

Awakening Business

The business world is beginning to understand some of the inherent aspects they face. Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has stated cyber attacks are the “number one problem with mankind” and explained how attackers are always ahead of defenders and that will continue to be the case.

Finding Rocks

Some believe it is imperative to spend inordinate amounts of time and resources attempting to find every possible weakness, so the vulnerabilities can be closed. This is a near impossible task that nobody has ever achieved. It is a sinkhole of resources that can consume everything put forward.

5 Recommendations to Build Better Security:

1. Establish clear security goals, measures & metrics, and success criteria. Thinking you will stop every attack is unrealistic. Determine the optimal balance between residual risk, security costs, and productivity/usability of systems

The Long Game

As organizations approach cybersecurity challenges, they should consider a more balanced, prioritized, and proactive approach to managing cyber risks. They will get farther, faster, with less resources and more focus. This is not a sprint. As long as technology continues to innovate and be implemented, risks will continue evolve.

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Matthew.Rosenquist

Matthew.Rosenquist

CISO and cybersecurity Strategist specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security