Measuring Success in Cyber Security

Measuring Success in Cyber Security

Information is arguably an organization's greatest asset, yet strategies and controls implemented to guard that information continues to remain sub-par. Even organizations that do have adequate security controls do not have an incident response implemented to contain and react to breaches. 

Regardless of whether or not you have an incident response implemented or not, it is rare that you are going to catch a cyber attack before it happens. However, there are ways to prepare, with cyber security, to reduce the data that is compromised or lost. 

Find What Matters and Control What Counts

At Carson Inc., we understand how to develop enterprise risk management architectures, identify vulnerabilities, establish continuous monitoring programs, assess organizational exposure, and implement appropriate preventive measures. It is not simple, but if done right, access, security, and privacy can co-exist to the benefit of all.

It may sound like a cliché, but knowing is half of the battle. By identifying vulnerabilities of an organization's information and security environment, Carson Inc. would identify the threats that could harm your digital assets, as well as vulnerabilities and threats to your system as a whole. 

Introducing various incident responses to any cyber threats throughout the entire company will help organizations foster a stronger cyber defense strategy. It is important to note that for an organization's incident management and response system to play its role in their cyber security, it needs to be tested consistently and continually honed. As the Internet continues to expand, so do the software that allows hackers to break into your systems. By continuing to develop scenarios that your company must respond to, you will only assist your organization in reducing the cost of the data lost. 

How Do You Measure Success?

So, how do you measure the success of your cyber security? Honestly, there is no real answer to that question. Depending on how long your business is disrupted or whether your customers are impacted can be a measure of your success. 

For some companies, if you reduce the hack to minutes that can be considered a success, but for others that could be too long. Be sure to put performance measures in place to assist your company in determining how successful your response plan was to the cyber threat. Find out how long it would take your organization to quarantine or mitigate the breach through different scenario plays. Regardless of whether or not you think you are successful, continue to update your organizations security protocol so that you can have your access, security, and privacy seamlessly coexist to benefit all. 

Need Help with Cyber Security? 

The Carson Inc. team enforces a life cycle approach to structuring information security programs that ensure that your organization's most critical data is protected, safeguarding its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The technical solution we offer has been vetted over many successful engagements and couples the best of breed methodologies, technologies, and security experts together to bring a holistic view to an organization's security program. For more information email marketing@carsoninc.com or call (301) 656-4565.

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