Information Technology

Building Cybersecurity Resilience

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<p style="text-align: justify;">With the advent of Digital technology and its formidable impact on society, securing the organization during its digital transformation and protecting the end user privileges is required. Almost all the transactions happen at the fingertips of the user to fulfill day-to-day requirements. This is encouraging cybercriminals to innovate various frauds at an alarming rate, disrupting business operations.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;">The life-cycle of data from individual to the organizations servicing its users/customers is crucial, and this brings much responsibility to the organizations which are processing the data. Organizations may not have the resources to handle this huge challenge and require a specialist to provide guidance to secure their cybersecurity posture.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: justify;">However, there is a huge shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the industry. This brings a potential opportunity to offer vCISO (Virtual CISO) services or help individuals to take up an Entrepreneurial journey for developing professionals and provide services to the industry.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Focus Areas that Require Immediate Attention</strong></p><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li>Assessment of the risk posture and recommendation of next steps.</li><li>Cybersecurity awareness/training</li><li>Implementation/improving the cybersecurity posture of the organization with proper risk assessment</li><li>Consultancy for proactive steps to prevent any breaches</li><li>Appropriate adoption of Tools &amp; Technology with affordable costs by avoiding one size fits all approach</li><li>Advise on the necessary certification/accreditation</li><li>Building in-house cybersecurity labs (Advanced &ndash; for large organizations)</li></ul></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Outcome</strong></p><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li>Improves customer confidence</li><li>Enhance business resilience</li><li>Prevent unwanted security breaches by AI-based monitoring</li><li>Secure applications to mitigate any vulnerabilities</li><li>It saves costs for the organizations</li></ul></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em>This article was contributed by our expert <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramesh-kauta-7a65a9b0/">Ramesh Kauta&nbsp;</a></em></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Ramesh Kauta</span></h3><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">1. Which is the best practice to get support and allies to implement the cyber resilience principles?</span></h2><p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">It requires the sponsorship of Senior Leadership and engagement of all business stakeholders in tandem with the operational team.</span></p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">2. How does technology diversity help ensure cybersecurity resilience?</span></h2><p>It is always advisable to keep technology diverse to mitigate the risk of Cyber breaches across the organization, as it requires different techniques to propagate.</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">3. How do you build a resilient information security infrastructure</span>?</h2><p>A typical best practice suggests monitoring IT infrastructure through a predictive review of the risk posture. This will help to identify the areas of risk and suggest areas for improvement. (References to be provided on request).</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">4. What is a risk and resilience framework?</span></h2><p>There are various standards published and available for risk assessment (like ISO 27001, NIST, etc.) followed by a change management review process, necessary tools, and trained manpower. Customization is required depending on businesses. Each organization needs to develop a framework for adopting the business practice.</p><h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">5. How do you test cyber resilience?</span></h2><p>As a best practice, it is advisable to have various scenarios of unplanned &ldquo;desktop&rdquo; simulations.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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