Defenders today need stringent and resilient security hygiene policies to protect their enterprise tech stack from sophisticated cyber-attacks and threats.
Organizations around the world are upgrading their security tech stack to adapt to the evolving security landscape. Responsive threat detection and mitigation processes will not be able to develop resilience in the enterprise tech stacks.
CISOs should consider developing and implementing a resilient cyber-security posture to survive attacks, manage operations and integrate new technologies to protect the IT infrastructure from sophisticated threats.
A recent report shared by IBM titled “cyber resilient organization study” suggest that nearly 51% of the respondents witnessed a significant data breach in 2021. Enterprises need to strike a perfect balance between securing digital critic asserts, identifying compromised systems, and effective response to them to ensure comprehensive cybersecurity. Here are a few strategies that SecOps teams can consider to design a robust cybersecurity posture for the enterprise:
Implement a transparent and comprehensive strategy
Ingraining resiliency in the cyber security posture doesn’t mean that enterprises become attack-proof. Rather, a robust security approach means that even if the systems are compromised, there are efficient response plans that spot, remediate, and recover from the attack quickly. SecOps teams need to evaluate their business goals, priorities, and risk tolerance from various aspects and systems. CISOs should consider shifting their focus to building DevSecOps teams to design, manage and evolve their cybersecurity posture from the beginning of the application development.
Enterprises need to know all the data applications’ positions in the IT infrastructure before securing them. Businesses that aim to ingrain resiliency into their cyber security posture need to evaluate their network to identify the dependencies and vulnerabilities of all the critical applications in the tech stack. Based on the evaluated information, the SecOps team can develop better recovery plans and redevelop targets.
Continuously track the entire business network and software infrastructure
Known risks and vulnerabilities are not the only adversaries that can be exploited to infiltrate a business network. CISOs should consider deploying robust cybersecurity tools in the tech stack to keep a constant eye on all the applications to identify all the new vulnerabilities. A resilient cybersecurity posture will consistently track all the attack surface areas, IT infrastructure, and devices to spot any known or new vulnerabilities that may arise.
Make departments take ownership of risks
It is challenging for businesses to predict the type or magnitude of the cyberattack they might become a victim of. SecOps teams can evaluate the potential risk and assign ownership of specific risks to a particular team or a person to streamline the workflow. Moreover, developing resources to get expertise on one security risk can help to develop resiliency. It is one of the most effective ways to ensure that every vulnerability is monitored by a skillful resource for efficient mitigation responses.
Set transparent governance policies
A well-defined incident response plan will help enterprises to define job roles during a security incident, workflows for the response, and gather all the required data. CISOs should consider setting clear and realistic expectations with the team to ensure complete adherence to the cybersecurity posture. The SecOps teams need to implement response strategies that allow them to recover quickly to ensure a scaling business and be regulatory compliant. Everyone in the workforce, third-party vendors, and stakeholders need to be aware of the governance policies to maintain transparency. Enterprises cannot achieve cyber resiliency by developing processes and controls. CISOs should consider developing a resilient cybersecurity posture with robust tools, set secure workflows, and advanced threat detection systems.
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