Pursuing perfection takes a lot of resources, financially and people. In Cybersecurity risk management, there are two key questions:
The answer to these questions will be your risk tolerance. Chasing perfection has challenges and may not get you where you want to be. Chasing perfection may also risk missing the big picture, leaving security gaps in other areas of your organization, and burning out your staff.
A holistic and mission-driven approach to cybersecurity, with reasonable and measurable goals, will help secure your organization. To get you started, keep in mind three questions:
First, you must establish agreement among your leadership on the actual risk(s) to measure, then select which data will provide the most accurate representation of the risk.
The following are 5 fundamental rules for measuring cybersecurity risk:
Bonus rule: Gain buy-in from your stakeholders.
Author: Dr. Bill Souza | Jul 14, 2022