Cyber-attacks are nothing new, but their consequences have recently become more significant. The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), the proliferation of connected devices and the growth of cloud computing all mean that an organization’s “attack surfaces” are growing.
Achieving best-practice operational effectiveness can deliver a wide array of security-related benefits, ranging from fewer successful incursions to faster response times and quicker recoveries when attackers do hit. An orchestrated approach can reduce costs and risks while improving security operations.
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The best operational strategy should include investments in talent, capabilities and a highly efficient operating model:
Assess effectiveness of current security processes
Invest in attracting and retaining skilled security talent
Understand how threat data pertains to the business
Identify what isn’t known
Create a plan to address knowledge gaps
Find an effective sparring partner to improve security capabilities
DEFINING A CYBER SECURITY MODEL FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
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STEPS TO IMPROVE SECURITY OPERATIONS
Cyber defense strategies are most effective when supported by proven technology and executed with the right mix of talent and capabilities. Here are Accenture’s recommendations.