Cybersecurity is a hot topic for many businesses around the world, as hackers, cybercriminals and data thefts more and more threaten organisations. According to business analysts, more than half of companies acknowledge their employees to be the weakest link in cybersecurity policies since their daily actions put data and systems at risk. Should organisations do more training to raise staff awareness?
Although company awareness around cybersecurity issues is increasing, Chief information security officers (CISOs) still struggle to convince corporate executives about how impactful cybercrime can be over business processes and stakeholder relations.
You shouldn’t be particularly worried about cybercrime if you live in Japan, but very careful if staying in Russia or Latin America. Latest data from industry observer Comparitech rank Japan, France and Canada as the most prepared countries in facing IT attacks and protecting digital data from citizens and businesses.
Cybersecurity has thus become a big issue for businesses of any size, and vulnerability management cannot be treated as a secondary, painful activity. Resounding cases – such as Marriott’s – demonstrate it should be among top priorities for any IT department.
A well made security assessments should unveil the weaknesses of the current IT environment, and even investigate policies, processes, internal culture and workflows which might influence the organization’s ability to detect and respond to cyberattacks.
IT security needs heterogenous and extended continuous monitoring, and strong data correlation capabilities.