Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The leader of the battle against cybersecurity

In the movie 300, Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 warriors fight to the death against the “god-king” Jerjes I and his army of more than 100.000 soldiers. A battle in inequality in which Leonidas is the thinking mind that must think of tactics to win the war. You can’t win the battle without a plan, knowing the opponent, establishing a strategy and choosing a leader. In cybersecurity world it happens the same, the number of enemies is much more than 100.000 and it’s were battles are fight every day. As a company, you have the chance to create a team manager and fight the enemy. 

Because of a lack of talent in cybersecurity, it can paralyze companies, but, what if we teach a person to lead a team?

Analysts in Gartner, a consulting and investigation in information Technology Company, teach their leaders and professionals in security to adapt the people, processes and technology into a new focus into a more continuous and inclusive governance. This means that they form thinking heads to avoid the lack of talent in cybersecurity. In Gartner they asked themselves three questions for this plan: What is important? What is dangerous? And, what is real? These questions might bring clarity and drive the action. 

To begin with, analysts recommended that the security leaders started any initiative in a risk for the company perspective. Knowing the risks and vulnerabilities of your own company is essential to success in a cyber-security strategy. Threats can come from cybernetic risks, and that is an increasing fact in this war. Here’s were integrated risk management (IRM) is crucial.

In the moment that an attack is spread through the business ecosystem, it’s probable that unexpected consequences are going to happen, but as Gartner analysts say, maintaining the calm is a priority as evaluating the situation or responding carefully to the attacks are. When responding to the security threats, leaders have to be sure that they are not violating their resilience threats. Gartner tries an efficient process to fight adversities. In a first place, establish resilience goals. In the second place, create communication and management plans to administrate the crisis to reduce the increase of responses. In a third place, designing technologies and processes that not only plan a high availability but also a recuperation and continuity. At last, follow these plans and check every now and them that they’re effective. 

Teaching others in an organization will increase the success possibilities when an attack. Teamwork is fundamental, but it can turn into chaos if nobody is directing it correctly. Choose and teach a leader and win the battle.


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