There’s no arguing cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. Companies, agencies and organizations know it and they also know something needs to be done to protect employees and assets.
The problem is that organizations have different needs for cybersecurity so then end up adopting different strategies for identifying and fulfilling security control objectives. But this ad hoc approach usually fails to take a long-term strategic approach. Consequently, failure to follow any type of coherent strategy ultimately leaves organizations vulnerable.
Cybersecurity professionals often recommend a risk-based approach to security that performs a holistic assessment of the threats facing an organization and the vulnerabilities in its current operating environment.
A risk-based approach to security recognizes that risks do not fit into neat buckets of high and low. Instead, they fit along a spectrum ranging from risks that are so low that the organization may accept the risk without adverse impact, to those that are so severe they must be avoided at all costs.
The vast majority of risks facing an organization lie somewhere between those two extremes, and the goal of a risk-based security program is to appropriately prioritize and mitigate those risks to an acceptable level. Of course, adopting a risk-based approach to information security requires the involvement of numerous stakeholders from throughout an organization.
But by far the most important factor is making sure that a risk-based security system is very closely aligned with the objectives of the organization. Leaders of the organization should also realize that not all risks are technical. A cybersecurity risk, especially, is an operational risk as well as a technological one.
The technical decisions made within a security program may have a dramatic effect on the ability of the organization to achieve its goals, and a risk-based program must take this into account.
Steps to a cybersecurity risk assessment approach include:
- Characterize the system
- Identify threats
- Determine inherent risk and impact
- Analyze the control environment
- Determine a likelihood rating
- Calculate your risk rating
Cybersecurity Training Courses
Currently Tonex offers nearly four dozen different Cybersecurity Training Courses where participants are introduced to a wide variety of topics ranging from ways of mitigating cybersecurity vulnerabilities to protecting information systems of cyber-resilient environments, mobile devices, networks or cloud computing systems.
Who Should Attend
- All IT professionals
- Security scientists
- Government personnel who want to learn the foundation of cybersecurity in detail as well as keep up on trends in the cybersecurity field.
–Tonex has been offering training in cybercrime for over two decades.
–It’s all about relevancy and focus. What’s the point of teaching courses with information that your workforce can’t use? Your productive goals are what matter. Our world-class trainers understand this and tailor classes specifically for your employees and your organization.
–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s key agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops.
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