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Jan 17
2017
Determine your cybersecurity scope and assets

Determine your cybersecurity scope and assets

Once you have your executives on board (see the previous post) the next step is to define the scope of your program and define your inventory of assets. Your scope will encompass the entire company at some level, but you may have one scope for internal resources, a scope for customer resources, another scope for third-party resources, and other scope projects as well. Scope may be defined in terms of technology or business,... Read More »

Jan 11
2017
The importance of getting your execs involved in cybersecurity

The importance of getting your execs involved in cybersecurity

To build any cybersecurity program, you need buy-in at the highest levels. Your C-suite and the board of directors all need to be on board for a successful cyber-program initiative. But how do you get their attention? The key to getting and keeping the attention of those at the highest levels is to provide just the right amount of information in a clear, concise, educational format that ties directly to the business objectives.... Read More »

Jan 4
2017
Standardize your notifications and alerts

Standardize your notifications and alerts

Why standardize messages? By thinking beforehand about how you want messages to appear—each and every time you send one out—you can build a comprehensive set of notification templates that can be used by everyone who needs to create message content. Building this kind of template is important. Without one in place, the haphazardness of your messages may dull their impact. But with one in use, you’ll give your initiators one less thing to... Read More »

Dec 21
2016
The importance of communication in cyber-response

The importance of communication in cyber-response

Communication is key to managing any kind of crisis, and a cyber event is no exception. As in so many business cases, an automated emergency notification system (EMNS) can ensure that the right message is delivered to the right people at the right time. A notification system should not be seen as an afterthought, but an integral piece of any comprehensive cybersecurity program. As you work through a cyber event, communication is happening... Read More »