Key Resources for Developing a Strategic Cyber Security Plan for American Businesses
For as long as we’ve had a commercially-focused Internet we’ve had cyber security threats. And, for as long has we’ve had cyber security threats we’ve had an industry committed to developing safeguards to defend and protect networks. So, why – nearly twenty years later – are we still reacting to cyber threats and not developing comprehensive, proactive strategic cyber security plans?
This was the question that drove the topic of conversation at a recent webinar hosted by The Access Granted with guests Jill Knesek, Vice President of Information Security and CISO at Mattel, Inc. and Jeff Schmidt, CEO of Authomate, Inc. Jeff and Jill, both long-time information security practitioners, talked about the pain points that prevent companies – big and small – from being able to implement a strategic approach to cyber security and leaving them playing a game akin to cyber security Whac-A-Mole.
In the webinar Jill and Jeff discussed:
- The origins of cyber security Whac-A-Mole, including the complexities of the current business environment and current security products that over-alert and underperform.
- Best practices for developing a strategic plan including evaluating risk, continuous audit, and on-going employee education.
- The central role played by password security to limit attack reach and scope.
Interested in learning more? You can access a complete recording of the webinar here. In fewer than 30 minutes you’ll be on your way to building a strategic cyber security plan.