Nowadays, with the forever evolving cyber threats, corporate cyber security should place risk management at the heart of the asset protection strategy. This approach enables organization to optimize their cyber security investments and put their dollars where it really matters. Identifying key systems and threats has a direct effect on the priorities of the investments. Prioritizing risks is a key component of the strategy as it allows an organization to first mitigate those that pose the most serious threats before they can emanate to uncontainable attacks. Furthermore, this strategy allows the adoption of a preventive security approach whose aim is to stop threats rather than protect against an actual attack.
In order to be effective, a risk-based approach must be defined in a long-term cybersecurity strategy. It involves defining the corporate risk profile by performing a holistic assessment of all the current threats that all businesses must face a business and the vulnerabilities likely to impact the unauthorized access to its sensitive data. As stated previously, the continuous evolving threats can only be matched by a conscious shift towards risk-based approach to even the odds in a war that often feels lost before it begun. To build a solid risk-based strategy, organizations must have a sound understanding of their risk profile and key business processes, understand where mission critical and sensitive information are stored and their lifecycle. Assets and processes are then assigned a risk level ranging from low, medium, to high and risk levels. This process is called an asset classification process. IT departments build disaster recovery plans using a similar process and organization must take this purely technological process to a more business level where both IT and business stakeholders identify critical assets based on the impact on confidentiality, integrity and availability throughout all the inventoried business processes.
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