Many enterprises struggle to implement and enforce effective cybersecurity governance in this increasingly challenging threat landscape. Today, governance is a crucial topic because it describes the policies and processes that determine how organizations detect, respond, and prevent cyber incidents. In this article at Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, Rida Villanueva explains how organizations must ensure effective implementation of cybersecurity governance and risk compliance measures.
Understanding Cybersecurity Governance & Risk Compliance
Cybersecurity governance is a process of establishing security programs that align with business objectives, comply with regulations and standards, and achieve the goals of managing threats. Organizations often view cybersecurity as a technical or operational issue. However, IT professionals believe that cybersecurity needs a transition from a back-office operational function to an area aligned with enterprise risk, privacy, and law. The chief information security officer (CISO) must have a seat in the boardroom alongside the chief information officer (CIO) and chief executive officer. The transition will undoubtedly enable the smooth implementation of cybersecurity governance and risk compliance programs.
According to cybersecurity experts:
Cybercriminals target home computers and networks as employees continue to work from home or in a hybrid environment.The use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) will continue to grow.Enterprises are expected to emphasize operation technology (OT), cybersecurity, threats, and vulnerabilities.
Governance and Risk Compliance: Steps to Follow
Update all Cybersecurity Policies, Standards, and Processes: Establish a structure and expectations of cybersecurity governance.
Approach Cybersecurity from a Holistic Viewpoint: Understand what data must be protected and review the relative priority of cybersecurity investment.
Invest in Cybersecurity Training Programs: With many employees working from remote locations, your employees must understand the importance of good cyber hygiene.
Monitor, Measure and Improve: Establish regular assessment intervals. Measure the performance of your governance and risk compliance programs. Analyze the data and create an improvement plan.
Are you curious to learn more about the changes affecting cybersecurity governance and risk compliance? Click on https://www.cgi.org.uk/blog/cyber-security-gov-apr22 to read the original article.
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