Strategic Cybersecurity Plans

Dateline: June 16, 2017

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Building a culture of cybersecurity is one tool available to senior leaders who want to make their organizations more secure.  In a recent article, cybersecurity expert Adam Meyer, Chief Security Strategist at SurfWatch Labs, makes a case for strategic cyber threat intelligence (CTI).  The article, CISO Perspective: How Strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence Fits Into Your Security Program, describes his view of strategic CTI.

Strategic threat intelligence is where threats are tied to organizational impact in more of a proactive, risk-based view and aligned to the organization’s business objectives. This level of intel should help inform business decisions regarding cyber risks and the implication of threats to the organization. Armed with strategic CTI you can direct and/or re-direct cybersecurity efforts and investments to ensure they are in line with business priorities.

He further suggests that strategic CTI will help build a culture of cybersecurity:

Strategic threat intelligence can help you reset the corporate culture, shifting cybersecurity accountability from its own silo and elevating cyber risk understanding and decision-making to both technical and business leaders. The way to bridge the gap – so that cyber problems and solutions are relevant and comprehensible to those in the C-suite and boardroom – is to look at cyber threats through a business intelligence lens.

How do you help your C-suite and business partners become knowledgable participants in discussions of cybersecurity?  How can you begin to create a culture of cybersecurity?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend!

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