Our survey results indicate that senior executives recognise how quickly the cyber threat landscape can change. Understanding the threats your organisation faces, your current IT environment and assets, your cybersecurity capabilities, and how you expect the threat landscape to change in the future are crucial first steps in implementing an effective cybersecurity programme.
Businesses should strive to quantify their cyber and IT risk exposure, assessing the risk of compromise posed by different threat actors and vectors. Benchmarking against your sector’s leaders and peers using industry standard cybersecurity and IT risk frameworks can highlight key areas where your business is exposed to relatively higher risks. Developing a comprehensive threat profile and risk assessment programme for both cybersecurity and IT, tailored to your organisation, is crucial in understanding what is most important to you.