Developing a Cyber Strategy in 4 steps.
In the last few years there has been a substantial development in the frequency and professionalization of cyber attacks, especially cyber crime, cyber hacktivism, cyber espionage and cyber sabotage. The consequences of these attacks have been quite devastating for states and companies alike. Illegal activities using the dark and deep web are also on the rise in such a way that the innovation from the IT industry cannot hold pace and we are constantly lagging. Considering this changed threat landscape, states and enterprises have an obligation to increase their cyber security to meet this emerging threat.
The Cyber world is manifold and multifaceted and therefore our response must be as well. A Cyber attack is not simply an IT problem, but often involves clever social engineering techniques using IT to reach the desired goal. The first step into a safer and trustworthy future is to develop a company specific Cyber Strategy.
We have been involved for many years in developing Cyber Strategies and corresponding Action Plans for Governments, SME´s, critical infrastructures and organizations and can assure you that it is not as complicated and complex as you might think at first. We have developed some generic tools and methods that will help you develop your own company specific Cyber Strategy. Our experience over the last years has also shown that there are many generic spheres of action that range from Risk Management, Incident Management, Crisis Management, Resilience Management and corresponding measures that can be applied and tailored to fit your unique company structure.
These are the 4 steps that will help you get started:
- Point of departure: analysing the external and internal environment
- Defining your Vision and strategic Goals
- Developing your Cyber Strategy and Action Plan according to the generic spheres of action and measures
- Implementation of Action Plan and constant monitoring that the work is being done.
We offer Basic and Intensive Workshops, that will help you identify your vulnerabilities and develop a Cyber Strategy (see our section Training and Simulation).
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