Glossary

Cybersecurity Posture

What is Cybersecuriy Posture?

This refers to an organization’s cybersecurity readiness. 

The vast majority of companies have moved all their operations, systems and processes online or to the cloud as they go global- for greater connectivity and access. Working with third-party products and services allows faster growth and improved productivity. All of these improvements are worthwhile, but inevitably come with greater risks. With a growing cyber threat landscape, new and innovative attacks, breaches and ransomware, organizations are taking their cybersecurity evermore seriously.

These risks must be mitigated in order to protect business continuity, often with security controls, policies and best practices. Your security posture will help you to predict, prevent and respond to any cyber incident affecting your organization and be a testimony to your cyber strength. 

There is so much wisdom out there for improving security posture. Look out for industry relevant guidance and smart automated security tools that together are the solution to improving your security posture.

Cybersecurity Posture

How do you assess your security posture?

  1. Visibility into your Asset Inventory 

An accurate inventory of all your assets is critical to being on top of implementing the appropriate controls and an important starting point. Looking at each asset to determine its business criticality will help you to approximate the dollar value of its impact in the event of a breach. 

Use this opportunity to ensure all software is licensed and updated to the latest versions- preferably as part of your vulnerability management program. 

  1. Define your Attack Surface

Undergo a vulnerability assessment and scan to see where your weak points are. Together with your risks, you can then comprehensively assess and prioritize the security controls you’ll need to implement. 

  1. Cyber Risk Assessment

Understanding how to prioritize your risks is critical. Take a comprehensive cyber risk assessment in order to identify risks and vulnerabilities, determine impact and likelihood of occurrence, prioritize your risks and respond appropriately- the combination of which will strengthen your overall cybersecurity posture. 

Analyzing the results of your risk assessment is vital to taking action. A modern risk and compliance platform (such as Centraleyes) will offer automated remediation tools and insights into prioritization of risks- via heatmaps, a risk register, and remediation center. [Centraleyes offers the world’s first automated risk register– worth a look!).

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Improving your Security Posture

Going through the above mentioned steps will inherently raise your cybersecurity posture both in awareness and action. What more can you do?

  • Build a roadmap! Decide on your organization’s goals for your security posture. Where would you like to be and how will you get there?
  • Upgrade to an automated cyber risk and compliance management platform for immediate action. Legacy systems and spreadsheets can no longer keep up with the current dynamic requirements for keeping up security. 
  • Measure your organization against leading industry standards and guidelines to ensure you have covered all areas of cybersecurity. Depending on your industry, you may choose to use broader frameworks such as NIST CSF or ISO 27001, or more specific guidelines such as the CMMC or HIPAA. Tip: Look for a risk management platform that has pre-loaded framework questionnaires to take the hard work out of following the guidelines. It will save you time and reduce human-error. 
  • Deploy continuous monitoring capabilities to keep up with changes in your environment and across your organization. 
  • Take your supply chain into account. Vendor risk management is essential as a it affects your security perimeter. Use your cyber risk software to assess and remediate third-party vendors with whom you do business.

Security posture begins and ends with careful planning, smart implementation and comprehensive maintenance. Try out the Centraleyes Automated Cyber Risk and Compliance platform to protect your organization, implement all the necessary controls and  improve your security posture today.  

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See for yourself how the Centraleyes platform exceeds anything an old GRC
system does and eliminates the need for manual processes and spreadsheets
to give you immediate value and run a full risk assessment in less than 30 days

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