Insider Threat

Security Transparency and The Role of Human Error in Cybersecurity

Cyber Defense Group can help alleviate the pain associated with misconfigurations and Insider Threat.

Lack of
Security Transparency

Attackers innovate quickly. The crippling impact of an attack is a strong motivator to improve your cybersecurity posture. While many executives want to invest in cybersecurity, they don’t know how to quantify the cyber risk to their organization, whom to trust to make the necessary investment, and/or how to track improvements over time.

Our cybersecurity specialists can help.

Lack of security transparency is a critical flaw in most organizations’ defense strategies. Unable to clearly measure and communicate the risk and threats facing the company, leadership moves investment to where the data is clearest and the choice is simplest.

Clear, transparent, automated security metrics are essential when ensuring risk and threats are properly prioritized, and that your organization’s people, technology, and investment are correctly aligned.

The CDG vCISO always aligns to an industry framework. We remove the “paralysis of choice” and focus on clear execution.

Top 5 Executive Questions to Initiate Security Transparency

  • What industry framework is our organization following?
  • What percentage of controls have been implemented and what is the maturity of those controls?
  • What are our top 5 security risks and how are we managing those risks?
  • How many attacks did we experience in the last quarter?
  • For those cybersecurity attacks, what was the:
  • Mean Time to Detect (MTTD)
  • Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR)
  • Percentage addressed with automation

Unclear Security Return on Investment (ROI)

Building tailored security programs that prioritize defense based on industry frameworks is a competitive advantage in a world where trust and speed are paramount.

Achieving security compliance certifications such as SOC 2 Type 2, ISO27001, NIST 800-53 enables faster business-to-business sales cycles and opens up regulated markets.

Companies that invest in a cybersecurity program can detect attacks 3 times faster, and on average save over $1 million dollars on breach response. They also experience a far shorter window of disruption than those who did not invest.

Essentially, an investment in cybersecurity enables business to move faster, more profitably.

Security enables business to move faster and safer.

Compliance is not
security

The adversary is the attacker, not the auditor. Organizations without strong security leadership focus too narrowly on passing security audits – worrying about the compliance standard rather than the attacker. Compliance is the result of effective people, processes and technology. Effective cybersecurity prioritizes defense while simultaneously achieving compliance standards – not just meeting an auditor’s requirements, but actually protecting your environment from credible cybersecurity threats.

Security is not magic, it is applied strategy

There is no “Dark art” to cybersecurity. An effective cybersecurity program consists of hard work applied with the correct strategy, maintained over time.

The adversary is constantly innovating, but so are the defenders. Investment in the correct people, process and technology in cybersecurity will move your organization from “at-risk” to resilient.

Incident Response

If you think you have been the victim of a cyber attack, contact us right now.

  • Determining the extent of a breach
  • Performing a full-scope response from Identification to Recovery
  • Incident Response retainer services, including IR preparation for your team

Contact CDG

We mobilize and launch a complete investigation of any suspected incident within 24 hours.

  • Determining the extent of a breach
  • Performing a full-scope response from Identification to Recovery
  • Incident Response retainer services, including IR preparation for your team