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  • Chris Bratton - Tech Journalist

Smart cyber-risk management strategy

Cloud storage or data management has been significantly and critically important for people of all ages and professions since the pandemic. Ever since the pandemic, the world has become increasingly dependent on the internet for work, personal needs, and studies.

That said, cyber security has got to be one of the most well-maintained and safe places to store your data without any risk. Cyber security does not only concern the security team anymore. An entire organisation or company is involved in maintaining any breach or loss of data to manage what they do online with their devices.



It is not uncommon for employees in different sectors to be annoyed with the IT department when they propose fresh ideas or new technological updates. Most people view it as an obstacle or a roadblock that hinders their productivity. They don't realise that without the update and upgrade, they are putting all their hard work at risk of losing.


One of the better ways to protect your assets online is by having an immediate and solid cyber-risk management plan. The NIST- National Institute of Standards and Technology points out to framework and provides a process to integrate security, privacy, and cyber supply chain for risk management. It is best to take their assistance to improve and upgrade your system for maximum protection.


If a process you have tried and tested shows to be prone to risk or failure, it is best not to repeat it. This may represent repetition which can cause severe damage if the information is passed on to the wrong hands. Instead, more efficient and safer plans can be implemented to keep the assets safe and free of risks.


In devising such plans, consulting an experienced digital assurance partner can be of a lot more help than expected. An experienced person should be able to help you figure out where you need to focus more in to establish more security. Even though it is understandably more difficult to implement a new set of plans and may take more time than anticipated, it is best to stick to the plan for more efficiency and security establishment.

Over the last few years, there has been an evident increase in the cyber-threatening scenario and doubling the ransom demanded. These attacks are primarily targeted toward supply chains which expose the chain's struggle and the whole ecosystem that relies upon these supply chains. These attacks are all the more reasons to update and upgrade towards a better cyber security system and cyber-risk management strategy.


Continual monitoring of the security system and regulating the cyber-risk management plan regularly is going to help out a lot. This allows real-time monitoring of data required for cyber-risk assessment, which can potentially provide some form of a lead to investigate.


In such attacks on supply chains like these, one thing that can surely help make a difference and create a change would be a collaborative effort. With a collective approach and effort from a few larger supply chains and specialists, it is possible to make great strides and develop a fool-proof plan to prevent cyber threats. It will also help build better approach systems for other organisations, chain shops, or communities.


The right to audit and assess any IT-related issue should be contractual and agreed upon. Such steps allow and ensure more security and legal actions towards the investigation. The NIST framework can also be an incredibly efficient way to keep track of your data and prevent risking them at any cost because of how they look through the suppliers' controls.

Generally speaking, a cyber-risk management strategy would involve a thorough strategic plan in prioritising the threats. It is crucial to handle critical threats while you still have time. This helps identify, analyse, evaluate, and address each threat based on the time they were received and the potential impact it could cause if not taken care of.


Cyber security risk management involves identifying the cyber attacks and the negative impact they could cause on any IT firm's assets. These management and assessment procedures apply to map out an entire area where the threat may have come from and the impact it could cause on other firms or businesses.


Among a few, the most common type of cyber-threat is called "Adversarial Threats." These are threats and potential damages caused intentionally by an insider. Through leaked information and knowledge to a third person, it can wreak havoc and cause irreversible damage to any IT asset. It can also be spiked because any malware or software is released to hinder progress.


Like NIST, The International Organization for Standardization, ISO partnered with Electrotechnical Commission, IEC, to set up a framework. This framework ensures a set of certifiable standards for maintaining and managing risks and their potential and residual impact.


The frameworks provided should not be generalised and be protected and always maintained. Cyber-risk framing as business risk helps make the management team more knowledgeable and intelligible towards the business involved.


A risk-reward kind of a system prioritises network security enhancements. These simple yet doable trick significantly improves and enhances the system at a lower cost with efficiency. Risk level determined by the price of prevention and value of the information leaked or provided is an intelligent way to proceed with assessing and managing the situation. This prevents exposing fear instead of maintaining calm in case ransom has been demanded.


Minor weaknesses can cause significantly significant losses to the company. To prevent cyber-risks or threats, keeping up with the latest updates and upgrades is crucial to keep the data safe. Having the entire team follow one specific set of rules and abide by them will help keep the data secure and prevent any breaches in the long run. Therefore, having a strong, experienced, and knowledgeable team working with the IT department and security system is essential to keep everything in shape and under control of the organisation or company.

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