With the modern threat landscape becoming more advanced, agile, and sophisticated, it has become essential for organizations to have an effective cybersecurity strategy and stringent governance policies to secure the business network from various cyber threats.
As cybersecurity technologies evolve, cybercriminals are also changing their approaches to infiltrating the business network. Moreover, with the surge in the availability of Cybercrime-as-a-Service, it has become easier for cybercriminals with no required skillset or tech stack to infiltrate a business network successfully. As the sophistication and capabilities of cybercriminals are enhanced now, SecOps teams need to develop a robust cybersecurity tech stack as an effective defense strategy to keep the cybercriminals and their malicious intentions away from the organization. Here are a few top strategies that CISOs can consider to develop and implement a robust cybersecurity tech stack to stay secure from all the modern cyber threats in the market:
Maintain a master data set
While developing a stringent cybersecurity posture and tech stack, CISOs should consider maintaining a master data set that has a holistic view and inventory of all the applications, systems, and assets available in the technology stack.
Without knowing what to secure where will create gaps in the cybersecurity posture. Cybersecurity posture and tech stack with gaps will create silos in the operations and can become a victim of a data breach or a ransomware infiltration. It is critical for the SecOps teams to have a detailed inventory of their assets, their position, and their performance status in real-time to make strategic data-driven decisions to keep their network secured.
Moreover, CISOs should consider evaluating all the assets in their enterprise tech stack and analyze them based on the risk it exposes and are potential impacts on the business operations if that asset is being compromised by cybercriminals. Once the SecOps teams have the entire inventory with them, they can define stringent governance policies to access the systems and develop a cybersecurity tech stack that adapts to the assets and business needs of the organization. It is critical that organizations should have a complete roadmap of the assets available to develop a cybersecurity approach according to the IT infrastructure.
Keep the stakeholders, workforce, and third parties in the loop
Organizations that want to design and implement a cybersecurity tech stack successfully need to keep everyone on their business network in the loop to secure end-to-end operations. SecOps teams should consider interacting with all the employees, stakeholders, and third-party vendors before designing and implementing an enterprise-wide cybersecurity tech stack and posture. CISOs need to determine the cybersecurity expectations of the stakeholders, potential risks of third parties, and challenges of the employees while securing the business network to design and implement a cybersecurity tech stack with zero gaps.
Zero trust architecture and effective identity access management
Organizations that abuse access privileges are primary victims of cybercriminals because it is one of the easiest ways to infiltrate the business network. The malicious actors are on the prowl to look out for less secure systems, compromise them and laterally move into the business network to accomplish their malicious intents. Implementing zero-trust architecture in the cybersecurity tech stack is one of the most effective ways to minimize the abuse of access privileges. Robust identity and access management tools will enable businesses to access and grant access to the user based on their job requirements.