The ability to deter cyber attacks means designing the correct policies, choosing the correct personnel, implementing the correct defensive cyber capabilities, and correctly configuring technical systems.
For many businesses, the process of writing an acceptable use policy is a formality. When it comes to your cybersecurity policies though, it should be a deliberate, well-planned process that involves a company’s executive employees, HR department, Legal department, IT department, and your IT Managed Services Provider or outsourced IT provider.
That might appear to be a lot of people, but having the right people in the room with the shared purpose of drafting the correct policies, choosing the correct personnel, implementing corrective defensive cyber capabilities, and correctly configuring technical systems can better protect your business than any any one of those teams trying to do it on their own.
An IT department may have a lot of capabilities, but they may not be properly configured or integrated with your existing network. The IT department may have purchased a web filter that provides many capabilities, but is its configuration compliant with legal requirements? To detect cyber attacks, technical solutions often require broad access to the data stored in and moving across a company’s network. What cybersecurity defense tools provide the insight needed to detect and defend against cyber attacks while protecting privacy? These are a few things that must be considered.
Cybersecurity is about risk management. No one product or service will provide 100% protection and at this point in technology growth no solely technical capability will be better than a capability that includes policies, processes, people, and technology.