In this episode of Pwned, Justin and Jack are evaluating a four-step process for developing a cybersecurity strategy and end up creating one of their own. If you’re looking for some ideas or a blueprint for your own planning, it’s probably worth a listen. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog: 4 Steps to a Rock-Solid Cybersecurity Strategy for an in-depth look at what we came up with!
As a recap, here are our four steps to a cybersecurity strategy:
Step 1: Ask and Understand
The single most important component in every cybersecurity strategy is understanding your business thoroughly.
Step 2: Apply Your Expertise
With a deep understanding of your business in place, you are now ready to apply your knowledge to define the appropriate security controls and measures.
Step 3: Measure Progress
Now that you have your security controls in place, it's time to assess how well you're implementing them. This step involves measuring your progress and identifying any gaps. It's also an opportunity to involve key stakeholders and keep them informed.
Step 4: Create and Communicate
The final step involves formalizing your cybersecurity strategy and ensuring its ongoing relevance and effectiveness. It's about creating a living, breathing strategy that evolves with your organization's needs.
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Key elements of this episode:
0:26 – Introduction to 4 steps to build a cybersecurity strategy 2:32 – Know your organization’s tolerance for risk mitigation 5:04 – Planning roadmaps for internal success 5:33 – These four steps are a great starting point, but they won’t get you all the way home 6:02 – Crucial missing piece: Your cybersecurity strategy should start with your business strategy 7:33 – Building a cybersecurity strategy = building a house 9:07 – Meet the organization where they're at 11:49 – Educate organizations on what they need to know for their security strategy 13:09 – NuHarbor’s 4 steps to creating a cybersecurity strategy 14:00 – Step 1 – Ask and Understand 18:08 – Step 2 – Apply Your Expertise 21:24 – Step 3 – Measure Progress 24:58 – Step 4 – Create and Communicate