In a practical environment, a cyber security strategy is actually an amalgamation of multiple strategies. Cyber security professionals employ different strategies in coordination with each other in order to ensure a multidimensional protection against cyber threats.
Here is a brief guide to cyber security strategies:
Creating A Secure Cyber Ecosystem: The cyber ecosystem involves a wide range of entities including devices, individuals, management, private organizations, etc. which interact with each other. This strategy emphasizes on having a robust cyber ecosystem that would permit its devices to interact in a secure manner. A strong cyber ecosystem has three symbiotic structures – automation, interoperability, and authentication.
Creating An Assurance Framework: The basic objective of this strategy is to design an outline in compliance with global security standards. The framework that is designed is in compliance with industry wide standards, guidelines, and practices. These parameters help businesses to manage cyber security related risks.
Encouraging Industry Standards: Standards help in defining the outline of how an organization approaches the information security related issues. Implementation of cyber security standards enhance the efficiency of security processes, enable systems incorporations, provide a medium to test new applications, organize the approach to arrange new technologies in the cyber framework, etc.
Creating Mechanisms For IT Security: Different IT security mechanisms differ in their internal application features and attributes of security they provide. Following are the common IT security mechanisms:
- Link Oriented Measures
- End-To-End Measures
- Association-Oriented Measures
- Data Encryption
Protecting Critical Information: Critical information such as user data, login credentials, financial data, business trade secrets, etc. is the backbone of any organization. Safeguarding critical information against growing cyber threats needs a structured approach. This strategy can be implemented via following steps:
- Defining critical information
- Categorizing the available information
- Prioritizing information categories
- Securing the most critical information
- Testing the framework
- Securing the second category and repeating the cycle
Security As A Service: SaaS providers offer a cyber security solution with different attributes to meet diverse cyber security needs of organizations. This strategy can be implemented based on 5 C’s:
- Change – Organizations face changing pressures from different sources such as competitive threats, new regulations, internal threats, cyber threats, etc. SaaS model enable organizations to respond to these changes quickly.
- Compliance – SaaS solutions are designed keeping in mind the governances, regulations, etc.
- Cost – SaaS provides an alternative cyber security solution allowing the in-house IT teams to focus on core business.
- Continuity – Multi-tenant SaaS services are hosted in highly reliable data centers with built-in redundancy.
- Coverage – SaaS solutions offer clear benefits with geographically dispersed sites allowing easy management of remote users.
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