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Risk posture & assessment

What is risk posture?

Risk posture refers to an organization’s overall defense against cyber-attacks, including the overall management and strategy related to protecting software, hardware, networks, services, and information. To protect your business against security breaches it is crucial to understand and define the entirety of one's risk posture. Doing so will increase your company’s readiness and ability to react to and recover from data breaches.

Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is about understanding, managing, monitoring, and mitigating cybersecurity risk across your IT-environment. Risk assessment gives insight into any gaps in your cybersecurity framework, assets that could be affected by a cyberattack (such as hardware, systems, laptops, customer data, and intellectual property).

It is essential to consider every potential entry point from where malicious code or attackers can enter your IT-environment. Risk assessments should be integral to any organization's larger cybersecurity strategy.

Building a secure risk posture

Ask yourself: “How vulnerable are we to potential breaches and attacks?. With risk posture, the idea is to fully understand the threat landscape and create a security framework that allows you to be ahead of any attackers.

Here are a few best practices to consider:

  • Start by identifying and inventorying all your IT assets, including systems, applications, devices, data, users, and business processes.
  • Perform a comprehensive risk assessment across attack vectors that pose security risks and prioritize based on business criticality.
  • Create a plan that covers all elements of your organization’s cyber-risk management infrastructure that addresses how to recover quickly if an incident does occur.
  • Continuously adjust your risk posture to align with a changing environment, carefully monitoring your attack surface across the ever-evolving cyber landscape.
  • Make security a part of the company culture.

Gaining insight and finding weak spots in your IT-environment with comprehensive and continuous risk posture assessment will help protect your organization from disruptive and costly intrusions.

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