How to Navigate the Modern Attack Landscape
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How to Navigate the Modern Attack Landscape

Predicting the future can be challenging, especially in today’s digital world where individuals have the power to optimize technology and enjoy its benefits on their devices wherever they are. Organizations are navigating through many technological developments, cloud solutions, automation, and disruptions more than ever before. One thing that we know for sure is that there is always scope for cyberattacks that are evolving every day and are exposing enterprises globally to impactful business risks.

Despite many digital initiatives, organizations are witnessing cyberattacks resulting in heavy loss of data, customers, employees, and other confidential information. These impacts are leading to a greater loss as their business operations get interrupted, costing thousands of dollars. With the elevating types of cyberattacks, it becomes more challenging to combat them and continue driving business growth. Cyberattacks include fraud, data breaches, malware, and vulnerabilities in the currently deployed software. And even more so, many security leaders are unable to confidently state how risky or safe the company’s current infrastructure is.

Reforming business strategies

Security leaders should be able to rate their security policies and practices that cover the areas of human errors, updated technology, processes, etc. Mitigating upcoming risks and forecasting them can help combat cyberattacks and data incidents to a great extent. Security leaders who master these areas and forecast the risks are more likely to stay ahead of attackers and maintain compliance by safeguarding the organizations’ infrastructure.

Moreover, security leaders can keep their risk and performance metrics up to date to completely understand the business risk language and the attack surface.

Managing business-aligned security

Organizations and security leaders that are focused on building business-aligned security showcase better outcomes of cybersecurity and overall compliance. Business priorities need to be aligned with security practices and policies to achieve greater results. Business-aligned security leaders collaborate with the business leaders to reform strategies, and metrics, to make decisions, and to implement them.
Security leaders need to have a Business Information Security Officer (BISO) and related officers and executives who excel in minimizing risks, optimizing protection, and increasing business value.

Investment in cybersecurity

In the current unpredictable situation of the security landscape, security leaders are required to stay alert and conduct sessions on cybersecurity investments as well. Stronger cybersecurity practices and policies help security leaders gain more confidence demonstrate the implemented security practices and foresee the risks. Moreover, security leaders need to constantly stay on top of mitigating risks and check if the investments made for security are helping organizations improve business and cybersecurity goals.

Benchmarking internal and external security performance

Security leaders mostly struggle with understanding and measuring how mature and strong their cybersecurity performance is. The solution is to have properly defined benchmarking processes that can showcase expectations and improvements. The leaders can also have comparative metrics created with statistics that show the previous quarters’ security performance and check with internal groups to confirm if any security requirements were not met.


Today’s complex cybersecurity landscape needs to have modern solutions. As the security leaders focus on detecting attack-prone surfaces, finding the right solutions, and safeguarding the infrastructure, the organizations can successfully navigate through the modern attack surface.

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