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Strategic Cyber Security

Strategic cyber security is the process of planning and implementing high-level policies and actions to protect an organization’s assets and interests from cyber threats. Strategic cyber security involves:

  • Conducting a security risk assessment to identify the organization’s assets, threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts.

  • Setting security goals and objectives that align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

  • Evaluating the current technology, processes, and resources that support the organization’s security posture.

  • Selecting a security framework or standard that provides best practices and guidelines for security management.

  • Reviewing and updating security policies and procedures that define the roles, responsibilities, and rules for security operations.

  • Creating a risk management plan that prioritizes and mitigates the identified risks and monitors the effectiveness of security controls.

  • Implementing the security strategy and plan using appropriate tools, methods, and measures.

  • Evaluating the security strategy and plan using metrics, indicators, and feedback to measure the performance and outcomes of security activities.

Strategic cyber security is essential for any organization that relies on digital technology and data to operate and compete in the global market. By developing and executing a strategic cyber security plan, an organization can:

  • Enhance its security resilience and readiness to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks.

  • Protect its reputation, trust, and customer loyalty from cyber incidents.

  • Comply with the relevant laws, regulations, and standards for security and privacy.

  • Reduce the costs and losses associated with security breaches and incidents.

  • Improve its efficiency and productivity by optimizing its security operations and resources.

  • Innovate and grow by leveraging the opportunities and benefits of digital technology and data.

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