Is your company vulnerable to information and cybersecurity risks?

Organizations and companies often operate at significant risk due to an over-reliance on countermeasures for reactive risks and vulnerability scanning tools. This risk is worrying not only because of the high probability of attacks against our IT systems, but also because of the low priority of information security activities compared to other operational “needs”. This complex organizational problem almost ensures that information and cyber security are not prioritized until an organization has experienced a significant loss of information or system availability. This risk remains unmanaged and exposes all stakeholders to the loss of our privileged information and the high cost of system and incident recovery.

The attacks on our systems often target nuclear missions and system services with the aim of obtaining privileged information and denying access to important services. For our customers, and for us, there are risk management solutions that maximize security and deliver significant resource and cost savings throughout your business development and operational lifecycle (NOT just when vulnerabilities are discovered). These risk management solutions, once implemented, provide mission orientation and continuous monitoring, while also balancing security requirements with business vision, system functionalities and operational capabilities.

Solutions must integrate the lessons learned from companies with operational activities to fill their own critical gaps in information security (IS) and cybersecurity. Every company or similar group has unique risks that are managed. These solutions have roadmaps and experienced professionals who control the costs and / or complexity of increasing to an increased security level. The assistance of these experienced professionals in identifying and addressing specific business requirements in policies and plans that support the activities required by both the Mission and supporting IS (cybersecurity) standards.

The solutions are implemented using multiple, often overlapping activities and include: 1) Aligning the corporate mission, vision, goals, objectives and IS value by defining IS requirements early, 2) Provide experienced program managers in industry and IS professionals who will work alongside many stakeholders, 3) Assess requirements and value, recommend solutions, integrate services and support IS value, features and capabilities to mitigate risk, 4) Deliver value-oriented system features, capabilities, scalability and performance that improve mission and risk to stakeholders, 5) Use IS services for continuous monitoring and value-added automation.

Risk management is ultimately related to many projects and tasks that match your vision and expectation of providing valued services at every level of your organization. Projects have different and important stages that are sequential; The success or failure of these project phases has a direct impact on and ultimately the success of the organization. IS is a significantly important part of many ongoing activities in a diverse and expert environment. A combined program management, systems engineering and IS professional approach will maximize the efficiency of missions most quickly and improve the basics necessary to meet and implement security measures. Management and engineering activities, focused on mission needs, must follow industry best practices to maximize operations, manage risk, and meet IS security requirements.

Improving IS activities and conservation is best done from top to bottom, at both administrative and technical levels. This approach has improved operations and has avoided many problems associated with managing both risk and change. Realizing that risks need to be managed regardless of the reduction to today’s available resources, we must recognize that waste of resources and costs is unacceptable. In doing so, all activities must be carried out “on purpose”, as activities without purpose involve unnecessary risks and costs for the organization.

Using a tailored program management approach to meet our security requirements and manage the ever-present risk, our teams must successfully implement many tools and improvements that bring the pieces together to define the strategic IS vision , Improve IS management and leadership and improve IS tactics efficiency.

Source by James E Fogarty