Securing Your Future
An organisation's overall approach and readiness in protecting its digital assets, systems, and data from cyber threats and attacks is commonly referred to as its IT security posture. An organisation's IT security should comprise of a combination of policies, practices, technologies, and strategies that are being used to manage and mitigate IT security risks.
When developing an IT security posture the objective is to safeguard information, and maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, whilst also ensuring the resilience of systems against a wide range of potential threats and vulnerabilities.
So, how does an organisation bridge the gap between its current and target state IT security posture?
- A good starting point is to take an in-depth look into your current security structures to determine what is and isn’t working in order to identify the vulnerabilities or weak spots in your defences. In effect giving your organisation a security health check-up.
- Visualise where you want to be - a future where your organisation's security is robust, your systems and data are safe, and your employees have become security aware.
- Prioritise the security improvements that have the most significant impact, because often you cannot do everything at once. Focus on the areas where risks are high, or compliance is crucial.
- Create a plan and roadmap for how you are going to get from where you are now, to where you want to be. Your plan should be broken down into manageable phases or steps.
Getting resources to make this happen is critical - you will need the right people, technology, and budget. The better your plan and roadmap preparations are, the more likely you will be to get support from your leadership team.
This summary outlines that there is potentially a lot of work to be done for those organisations that recognise the need to bridge the gap between their current and target state security posture.
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Our IT Security Development Workshop steps through the phases summarised above to create a detailed report that delivers actionable insights and recommendations which can be used to measurably and effectively improve your organisation’s IT security.
For more details on our IT Security Development Workshop please contact Mike Conboy.
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