Your cyber security strategy is fundamental in driving the depth at which a cyber risk or security assessment will evaluate your business. Cyber strategy involves assessing your current state and defences, and looking at where you need to be to proactively prevent and detect threats against your company. It involves defining your cyber maturity, comparing it to your peers in the industry, and then using that knowledge to focus on key areas that need improvement.
Why you need to get cyber strategy right
Your company needs to get cyber strategy right, otherwise you will waste valuable resources on cyber defences that are either unnecessary or premature in the big scheme of things. We recommend you understand the various areas we help businesses improve, and then make an assessment on what your business would benefit from to drive your cyber strategy.
Our Strategy Approach
Cyber security strategy is a stepping stone to understanding what cyber risks you will priorities and what warrant further action and assessment. It’s integral in the cyber security process and the key to ensuring you don’t waste valuable resources on other areas.
Assess and understand your cyber exposure and maturity
Interpretation of cyber risks in combination with business objectives
Cyber and information security program that outlines business continuity and processes
Regular testing, spot checks, incident response management, compliance and governance
Utilise data analytics to adapt to changing dynamics and future threats
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We’ve identified some of many factors that will affect how you shape your cyber security strategy.
Cyber security strategy is the plan of action an enterprise puts in place when they define their cyber risks and plan to mitigate them. Defining your cyber strategy is the stepping stone to a comprehensive cyber security program which deals with procedures, protocols and responsibilities.
A cyber strategy is decided after having your cyber maturity and cyber risks assessed. It is influenced by your business objectives and the vision for where your company needs to be to proactively protect against threats.
Your business objectives and cyber risks are the main factors which drive cyber strategy, but there are various other factors which will contribute to the strategy. One such influence is the degree of digital solutions implemented by company, and perhaps any anticipated reliance on digital solutions will impact the extent of your cyber security strategy. For example, if you intend to move your business to the cloud, then it’s necessary to consider how the cyber risks might change in the future. Some questions to consider are: what are your threats? where is the company heading with digital solutions? what are the digital opportunities? what is the cyber maturity of peers in the industry? Furthermore, how will options such as cyber insurance affect the extent of your cyber security solutions?
Defining any strategy is a difficult task for any company. A successful cyber security strategy will tell you where the company is trying to go, and how it will get there. More importantly, it will tell you why. A good strategy will logically link your business objectives through to the cyber security program. It should be based on your information risk appetite and business objectives and done in a way that will engage the business to help achieve compliance with the program.
"Knowing our cyber risks in software we develop, as it is being developed, means my team can get on the front foot of security and protect the clients that utilise our software from data loss. The Gridware team are the best we've worked with."
"With Gridware, we gained a valuable security partner to review our IT programs across various large projects across Australia, without having to build our security expertise from scratch. They're flexible, thorough and quick with solutions."
"Gridware is an intelligent company with top talent. We've developed an new and improve information security program with the end result being more accurate security decisions and improved processes."
We service a range of industries, from Consumer, Financial, Property, Health, Mining and Materials, you can be assured we are experienced in providing enterprise grade cyber strategy consulting to high worth companies. We have experts based our headquarters in Sydney, the Australia centre of financial and technology innovation, as well has other major CBD’s including Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Get in touch with our team in Sydney or drop us an email to find out how you can get secure today with Gridware.