Strong Cloud Security Posture
Cyber strategy is a documented way to manage various aspects of cyberspace. It is primarily designed to address cybersecurity needs of an entity. It focuses on how data, networks and technical systems are protected. A good cyber strategy should be equal to the entity’s cybersecurity risk exposure. It covers all possible attack scenarios that could be used by malicious parties.
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies Second Edition. It provides a detailed overview on Cloud Security Posture Management and an assessment of the current threat landscape.
Robust Cloud Security PostureCybersecurity should be the central point of all cyber strategies as cyber threats continue to evolve and threat actors have access to more sophisticated exploit tools and methods. These threats are why organizations should develop cyber strategies to protect their cyber infrastructure.
This article will show you how to create effective cyber defense strategies. These steps are intended to help you create your own cyber defense strategy. They can also be modified to suit your needs.
Understanding the Business
The more information you have about your business, you can be more successful in securing it. It is important to understand your business’s goals, objectives, people, industry, current trends, risks and how to manage them. Every action must reflect the business requirements. This has to be approved by the senior leadership.
Sun Tzu stated in the 6th century BC that “If you know your enemy and know yourself, then you will not be endangered in a hundred of battles.” If you don’t know your enemies, but know yourself, then you will win one battle and lose one. If you don’t know your enemies or yourself, you will be defeated in every battle.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest way to victory. Strategy without tactics is just that, noise before defeat. To develop a strategy, it is important to understand the risks and threats we will face.
Learn about threats and risks
It is not easy to define risk because in literature, the term “risk” can be used in many different ways. ISO 31000 defines risk as the “effect of uncertainty upon objectives”, and an effect is a positive deviation from what is expected.
The term “risk” is composed of three elements. It starts with a possible event and then adds its probability to its severity. Many Risk Management courses define risk as: Risk (potential Loss) = Threat x Vulnerability + Asset
It is important to realize that not all risks can be mitigated. Acceptance of a risk is possible if mitigation is more costly than a single event or if it’s not a significant risk.
Documentation is as important as everything else and it’s a crucial aspect of every Strategy. Documentation plays a crucial role in ensuring business continuity and treatment settings. Anyone involved in the cyber strategy should be able to document it. This will ensure consistency and efficiency. Documentation allows for standardization and ensures that everyone in the organization is working towards the same goal.
This illustration shows you how a good Cyber Strategy documentation should look.
A good Strategy document should outline the strategy and its purpose. It should be clear and easy to comprehend. It should highlight any urgency and offer mitigation options. These options should highlight the benefits of the choices and how they will address business problems.
Having the Cyber strategy