When you’re going somewhere, it’s useful to have a map or a guide. Our seven steps to effective cyber threat management help businesses to keep pace with threats, get their attack surface under control and embed cyber threat management throughout their business's decision making.
Reduce the surprise element – know who, what, why and how they’ll strike. Intelligence is the foundation of every action and every decision. Make risk a calculation, not a hunch.
Be confident you are building on sure foundations – such as password policy, limited access privileges, encryption and backups, don’t give threat actors an easy ride.
Build a more adaptive protection posture – continuously monitor your attack surface and improve your risk posture and protection as threats risks evolve.
Build a threat-led detection and response capability – threats are inevitable, so be ready to get the attackers out.
By understanding the threat and continuously assessing risk, the business will make better decisions supported by good investments. This will allow the company to adopt a stance of continuous readiness.
Being aware of risk isn’t enough – everyone needs the awareness, knowledge, and skills to understand the risks of their actions. The company needs the skills to work productively, efficiently – and securely.
Have confidence that when needed you are ready to respond fast. Create learning opportunities and build experience through incident simulations, practice and rehearse to maintain readiness.