Three steps to putting a leash on cyber risk

Buggs bunny with insomnia. Can't sleep because of hackers

Taking Control: Managing Cyber Risk and the Business

Cyber risk – sounds risky, doesn’t it? As for risqué, well, let’s see just how playful we can get.  

If we were submitting an OED addition for cyber risk, we’d at least begin with labelling it as a noun. Cyber risk isn’t a thing you can touch, but it is a thing you can define, control and measure. Perhaps one of the most endearing things about cyber risk is that anyone who’s connected to the internet can say they have it in common. But just because we all have some level of cyber risk doesn’t mean we’re all risky, or that we’re all at significant risk. Especially if you use HighGround.io to define, control and measure cyber risk in your business.  

If you made it this far, you’re doing awesome! That first paragraph was a bit of tongue twister at times. Let’s move on. 

Make it personal  

A bit like being human, we’ve all got cyber risk in common – but just like being human, that doesn’t mean we’re not all beautifully unique. Putting a leash on cyber risk in your organisation should look different depending on your role and responsibilities.  

Personalising your experience of cyber risk is fundamental to addressing it. That’s why we’ll never ask you to bend or stretch in any direction that doesn’t feel comfortable – HighGround.io gets personal from the start with dashboards tailored to CEO, CTO and CFO roles. Seeing cyber risk through your lens is proven to take away a whole heap of pain. Is it too soon to suggest getting a firmer grasp of cyber risk may even be pleasurable? Maybe… 

Let’s play a game 

OK, cyber risk isn’t really a game. But wait, haven’t we all played Risk at some point in our lives since the strategy board game first came out in 1957? As long as you’re taking it seriously, levels and scores absolutely have a place in the world of cyber risk strategy. You can check your Cyber Threat Level any time on HighGround.io for a super accurate, real-time gauge of your business’ cyber risk. And unlike what we did for that original Risk reference above, you won’t be going anywhere near the likes of Google or Wikipedia to decipher what your Cyber Threat Level really means. HighGround.io makes onward communication to stakeholders simple, with the option to dig as deep into the detail and the data as you feel like.  

Find the sweet spot 

The good news is there’s more than one, and HighGround.io makes it ridiculously easy to find both.  

Getting conscious about cyber risk is great, but you’ll lose people at ‘identify’ and ‘respond’ unless you’re hanging out with the IT crowd every day. Mention cash savings, however, and literally everyone will be swivelling their way closer begging to hear those words again (if you’re back in the office with colleagues – we did warn you). Almost incredibly, the dashboard generates real monetary savings values based on the costs the NCSC attributes to cyber security breaches and attacks. Asking for more – cyber security budget in this instance – has never felt more appropriate.  

And the secret to benefiting from both sweet spots is no secret. Powerful probability-based business intelligence pinpoints risky users so you can get uber efficient with focusing support as close as possible to the source of potential vulnerabilities. Pretty nifty when the likes of Lance Spitzner, SANS Institute senior instructor, interprets that mere mortals represent your biggest security threat today according to Verizon’s latest findings. (source)   

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