Cyber-attacks are like parasites: they are not always visible, not always felt, but with plenty of potential to affect your operational efficiencies, service level agreements, and computing resources. All of those impacts bring potentially high costs. The first step to understanding and managing the cost of cyber-attacks is to do everything you can to understand the potential impact and build an effective incident response team so you can rein in these “parasites” and limit damage to your business.
One of my favorite aspects of my role as a Security Evangelist for Radware is that I get the chance to really talk with business leaders about the challenges they face every day when protecting their business. I do a lot of listening, honestly, and I get the chance to learn a lot from these conversations.
Over the past few weeks, Risk and Risk Management have been common topics of discussion. They can be challenging because every business is different and we all face different risks or threats. Some of us have regulatory or compliance controls that we must operate within, which define how we handle certain risks. Others have customers who require that we maintain certain protocols and certifications as a method of protecting their data. Still, others have no programs in place at all.