If you have not yet done a cybersecurity maturity assessment of your organization, you are like a pedestrian crossing a busy road blindfolded. Coronavirus pandemic has made the world become interconnected more than before. As our scientists continue to explore ways to make life easier, technology adoption is at the forefront of these developments.
To win, you must embrace new technologies while at the same time anticipating what could go wrong. It usually does.
What is your cybersecurity maturity? To know your current state of cybersecurity, you need to undertake a cyber assurance risk assessment for improved governance and resilience. The key cyber domains that must be covered are:
- IT governance
- Data protection
- Identity and access management
- Infrastructure security
- Software security
- Cloud security
- Third-party management
- Workforce management
- Threat and vulnerability management
- Real-time threat and incident management, including on-going monitoring.
- Crisis management
- Enterprise resilience
The first eight cover enterprise security, following by vigilance and resilience. High-level maturity is achieved when you assess and rank the performance of the enterprise against each of the above areas on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being low maturity and 5 being advanced.
We recommend boards conduct independent cybersecurity risk assurance at least once every year. This provides the confidence of the protection of enterprise value and growth.
How secure are you? When did you last conduct an enterprise security assessment?
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