24 Sep 2020
You can always add new strategies to your IT security defense, but what if you could see into cybercriminals’ playbook? Readers of our blog will know that, apart from providing top-shelf IT security assessments, we’re also a strong proponent of risk management. In a world increasingly infiltrated with ransomware and malicious actors taking advantage of the chaos around COVID-19, risk management is more vital than ever to ensure your organization’s safety. What makes a good risk management strategy? Working together with a security vendor of your choice, you’ll need to identify your company’s information assets, organize them by their intrinsic value, and discover and remediate your system’s vulnerabilities. Taking these steps will make you a more difficult target and, therefore, a more unlikely one, although experts warn there’s no way to fully eliminate the risk. But even diligence around risk management isn’t foolproof. Organizing by intrinsic value is often a biased process, and while you may be able to judge which assets are most valuable to your company, judging which assets are most valuable to hackers is far more difficult—and those values change by the day. You need a strategy that monitors and evolves with the present, that takes stock of current players in the cybercriminal game and adjusts accordingly. Enter an expanded approach to your IT security: threat management.