Building the right incident response team means looping in people outside of the IT and security teams.
Many organizations across multiple sectors are creating new collar job opportunities to embrace the skills of aspiring professionals who lack traditional four-year college degrees.
Roughly Half of Cybersecurity Incidents Due to Employee Negligence and Weak IT Security Policies, Report Says
Only 12 percent of employees fully understand their organization's IT security policies and human error accounts for nearly half of all cybersecurity incidents, according to a recent report.
To increase security preparedness and awareness among executives, CISOs need to communicate cyber risks in business terms and regularly assess their systems for vulnerabilities.
IBM will take part in the first Cyber Careers Show in London on Jan. 17, 2018 to educate and recruit prospective security professionals in an effort to help close the security skills gap.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)'s "2018 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters" offered key advice to help board directors engage with cyber risk management.
According to IBM's Christopher Scott, who spoke at The Wall Street Journal's Pro Cybersecurity Executive Forum, the road to better incident response is "a marathon, not a sprint."
It seems like there's never enough hours in the day for security professionals, but effective time management can positively impact your security posture in unimaginable ways.
CISOs can improve their enterprise security posture by adopting cognitive technology, educating executives, conducting incident response training and fostering a culture of security in 2018.
To transform your security strategy, you must first establish a model of shared responsibility between security professionals and business units throughout the organization.