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Tips For Security Leadership to Strengthen Their Security Posture

Today’s cybersecurity landscape is very dynamic. Cyber-attackers are continually improving their skills. Therefore, business leaders should stay on top of cybersecurity news and updates, particularly security leadership. Keeping an eye out for emerging threats in cybersecurity, even if it is only a possible danger, could help companies secure their data and that of their clients. There is a need for both offensive and defensive cybersecurity awareness. Stakeholders must stay abreast of emerging threats and the latest developments in defense technologies. This article at Ethical Boardroom by Jason N Smolanoff and Greg Michaels discusses strategies to strengthen your company’s security posture.

Steps That Security Leadership Should Be Aware Of

Threat actors actively exploited the gaps revealed when companies underwent digital disruption to support remote work. This change continues with ransomware attacks hitting record highs in 2021 and surpassing corporate email breaches. Advanced threat groups deeply embedded in corporate networks have perfected supply chain attacks. The growing number of data breaches has prompted American states to enact stronger laws. For instance, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) strengthens the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Furthermore, the U.S. federal government is implementing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This requires hundreds of thousands of suppliers to switch from an attestation-based compliance model to a certified assessor’s onsite validation of controls.

Leaders Must Focus on These Elements

As a result, the board must ensure that it has the indicators and information needed to focus on cyber risk monitoring:

Quantify the threat of large-scale attacks across all impact areas (finance, operations, brand, reputation, etc.)Use validated threat intelligence to reassess risk appetite and tolerance to address third-party cyber resilience, privacy, and risk management.Use the updated risk profile to determine how to mitigate or transfer risk.

Implementing the new business operating model requires an entirely new set of security audit capabilities to identify potentially malicious, unauthorized access. Therefore, investing in threat detection and countermeasures should be a top priority.

Furthermore, the author discusses improving digital privacy, strengthening the supply chain, and mitigating risk.

To read the original article, click on https://ethicalboardroom.com/cyber-risk-in-the-boardroom-the-questions-you-need-to-ask/

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