Over the next 5 years, as technology completely transforms every facet of business, information security organizations will be thrust to the forefront of the enterprise. Rapid digital transformation, proliferation of cloud infrastructure, SaaS, explosive growth of mobile computing power, IOT and other emerging trends have already begun to put tremendous strains on existing InfoSec systems and processes. There is growing pressure on InfoSec organizations to evolve and keep up with this rapid pace of change.
The common response from InfoSec organizations has been to aggressively increase spending for security tools and services. This is an encouraging sign, but when undertaken without a well-defined strategic framework this approach can create more problems than it solves. Most InfoSec organizations and programs suffer from a range of problems symptomatic of this oversight: siloed systems and processes, information overload, lack of consistency in efforts, lack of a cohesive formal security strategy, high operational overheads, lack of communication, and more.
With its emphasis on structure, transparency, extensiveness, certainty and adaptability, Risk Management is an ideal model for cybersecurity programs. Core risk management principles such as creating value, being an integral part of organizational and decision-making process, being systematic, processing accurate and extensive information, and continuously monitoring and improving are directly applicable to InfoSec programs.
In this eBook we explore the following :
- Why risk is an ideal strategic driver and tactical measure for cybersecurity planning & management
- How vulnerability management benefits from a risk-centric approach
- The model for creating a risk-centric vulnerability management program
- A blueprint for creating risk-centric cybersecurity management programs