Cybercrime: read all about it!
We are constantly reminded by the media of the real and potential threats of cybercrime. Attacks are front page news, with sophisticated malware costing UK business billions of pounds, and even threatening national infrastructure and stability.
With so much focus on the subject, it is sometimes difficult to avoid taking a knee jerk reaction to avoid becoming the next headline story.
What are other organisations doing to tackle cybercrime?
Organisations are fighting back against cybercrime through investment in:
- Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) initiatives
- Security skills and training
- Assessment and simplification
- Improved visibility
- More effective incident response
Governance, risk management and compliance
Integralis is working with a number of organisations to implement governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) frameworks, which provide an overarching platform for managing and prioritising risks within the business.
Security skills and training
Security is the whole organisation’s responsibility, not just a few key individuals. A common feature of many security breaches is the ‘insider threat’ – employees deliberately or unwittingly aiding in an attack. Each and every employee has a responsibility for maintaining good security practices and this requires training.
Assessment and simplification
Rapid growth, acquisition, adoption of new business tools and the growth of user devices places huge demands on an organisation’s IT security blueprint and framework design. Taking a step back to assess your security architecture and seek practical ways to consolidate, rationalise and reduce risk in line with overall business governance and security strategy, is a positive investment in fighting cybercrime.
Improving your organisation’s ability to see what is going on in the network and presenting this in a way that is easy to understand and interpret, means giving the right people the right information, not just increasing the amount of data.
Taking a proportional approach to cybercrime
Our latest white paper examines some of the practical steps organisations are taking to create a rational, proportional approach to the cyber threat. You can read the whitepaper here.
You can view a selection of presentations from our recent event, Integralis Security World, where cyber security was one of the many topics discussed.
You can also visit our YouTube channel, IntegralisTV, to watch a personal perspective on managing the risk of cyber attack from Garry Sidaway, Director of Strategy at Integralis.