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Introduction

It’s time to make changes on attitudes and approaches to cybersecurity, data protection, and business risk. To improve security across all business systems, Ovum recommends that organizations take a more inclusive approach to cybersecurity threat protection.

Highlights

  • Three security principles that organizations need to understand: No organization is immune from cybersecurity attacks. Never shy away from investigating unusual occurrences, they are indicators of compromise. Any connected device, user, or network component can become the source of a cyberbreach.
  • Keeping systems safe is hard, and isn’t going to get easier. Organizations are threatened by cybersecurity attacks instituted by anything from opportunistic hackers to highly skilled, state-sponsored cyber activists, which means that keeping data and users protected is increasingly difficult.

Features and Benefits

  • This report highlights the approaches needed to deal with cybersecurity threats and the benefits of strong procedures and strategies.
  • The report looks at the targeted nature of cybersecurity attacks and details the approaches commonly used to gain access to business systems.

Key questions answered

  • The common objectives of most cybersecurity attacks include the theft of sensitive data for financial or political gain.
  • Organizations need to have comprehensive strategies and approaches in place to deal effectively with cybersecurity attacks and breaches.

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises

Take a professional and inclusive IT approach to cybersecurity

  • The same decision-making rules should apply to cybersecurity as to any other IT or business project

Cybersecurity attacks pose a serious threat to public and private sector organizations

  • The common objectives of most cybersecurity attacks include the theft of sensitive data for financial or political gain
  • Cyber-espionage and state-sponsored threats need to be taken into account

Cybersecurity attacks are likely to be targeted and determined

  • Cybersecurity attacks are increasingly premeditated
  • Cybersecurity attacks are used to steal all types of data

Dealing with cybersecurity threats involves having strong procedures and strategies in place

  • Organizations need a comprehensive approach for dealing with cybersecurity attacks and breaches

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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