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5 Steps for Proactive Cyber Risk Management

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    Develop a Strategy for Approaching Risks

    In order to properly develop a strong security strategy, you must keep in mind that cybersecurity is all about people and process.

    People: It is critical to ensure that the people in your organization are aligned with the company's cybersecurity strategy and are responsible for implementing their piece of the strategy. Every individual within an organization should understand how to manage their electronic equipment and what to do in particular web-based scenarios. For example, companies today often send spearphishing emails out to their employees for training purposes, just to see who clicks on the links or attachments.

    Process: It is absolutely critical for every organization to implement an acceptable-use policy. For instance, having guidelines on using technology while travelling, categorizing and tiering data based on importance and limiting accessibility and a set process on how a breach incident is escalated.

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5 Steps for Proactive Cyber Risk Management

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    Develop a Strategy for Approaching Risks

    In order to properly develop a strong security strategy, you must keep in mind that cybersecurity is all about people and process.

    People: It is critical to ensure that the people in your organization are aligned with the company's cybersecurity strategy and are responsible for implementing their piece of the strategy. Every individual within an organization should understand how to manage their electronic equipment and what to do in particular web-based scenarios. For example, companies today often send spearphishing emails out to their employees for training purposes, just to see who clicks on the links or attachments.

    Process: It is absolutely critical for every organization to implement an acceptable-use policy. For instance, having guidelines on using technology while travelling, categorizing and tiering data based on importance and limiting accessibility and a set process on how a breach incident is escalated.

There are many questions a CEO must answer, one of the biggest being, "How prepared are you to fend off a cyber attack?" According to the 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report from ISACA, only 38 percent of global organizations feel they are prepared for a sophisticated cyber attack. Companies need to be more proactive in their cybersecurity defenses, preparing for possible future issues.

In this slideshow, BitSight Technologies offers five critical steps every company should take to be proactive in their approach to cybersecurity.