Cybersecurity is an increasingly strategic issue for companies. This is because cyber attacks are becoming frequent, and can seriously damage a company’s reputation or cause financial losses.
The Global Study “
Cybersecurity Solutions for a World with More Risks
” conducted by Thought Lab and co-sponsored by Elastic, found that Brazil was the country whose companies suffered the highest number of security incidents, with associated damage, in the last two years.
And it is not only large companies that are at risk. Small businesses are equally vulnerable and may be even more susceptible to attacks because they do not have the same resources to invest in security measures.
So what can you do to protect your business? Here are four key areas that CISOs in Brazilian companies should focus on.
The role of CISOs in companies is becoming increasingly strategic
CISOs are responsible for the security of an organization’s information. In the past, their role was mainly reactive, focused on responding to attacks after they had already occurred.
However, as awareness of the importance of data security has grown, the role of CISOs has become critical.
Today, CISOs are responsible for developing and implementing security plans that proactively protect against threats. They work closely with other executive leaders to ensure that data security is integrated into all aspects of the business.
As a result, CISOs play a key role in protecting an organization’s most valuable asset: its data.
Priorities for Brazilian CISOs to protect their companies
Adopt state-of-the-art SIEM
Any business that depends on technology to stay competitive needs to adopt a state-of-the-art SIEM solution. That is the only way to keep up with the changing landscape of cyber threats.
The most common way for attackers to gain access to corporate networks is through compromised user credentials.
In Brazil, 35% of organizations want to improve or replace their SIEM, according to research done by Thought Lab. The survey points out that SIEM will be one of the main areas of investment in cybersecurity in the coming years.
With a state-of-the-art SIEM solution, companies can detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in software or devices. They can also monitor employee activity to prevent data breaches.
In addition, SIEM solutions can provide valuable information about network performance and help companies comply with regulations.
Planning the transition to the cloud while prioritizing security
The cloud offers a number of advantages for organizations, such as agility, economy, and flexibility. However, migrating systems to the cloud can also bring security risks.
Also according to a study done by Thought Lab the main root causes of cyber attacks are:
- Wrong settings (57%);
- Poor maintenance (37%);
- Human errors (35%) ;
- Unknown assets (27%).
Clear risks in a context in which companies adopt cloud solutions and services aimed at business growth.
Therefore, it is critical that CISOs plan the transition to the cloud carefully, prioritizing data security. One way to ensure data protection is to use the services of a reliable infrastructure company.
With a well-designed and executed plan, enterprises can have peace of mind to take full advantage of the cloud.
Develop an IT architecture integrated with the latest technologies
As anyone in business knows, information technology is essential for companies of all sizes. IT helps companies operate more efficiently and connect with customers and partners.
However, IT can also be a complex and ever-changing landscape. To keep up with the latest technology trends, companies need to develop an integrated IT architecture.
This means having a system that can easily adapt to new technologies as they emerge. By doing this, enterprise CISOs can ensure that they are always using the most up-to-date IT tools and applications.
In today’s competitive business environment, an integrated IT architecture is essential for success.
Prioritize security with a focus on data protection
Security should be a priority for all business owners, especially those who deal with sensitive data. Customer data is valuable and must be protected at all costs.
Unfortunately, many companies do not pay enough attention to security and end up falling victim to cybercriminals through different types of attacks.
Only 24% of Brazilian organizations use advanced techniques to detect threats, and 47% of them claim not to have detection processes properly implemented.
This can lead to the loss of important data as well as diminished customer confidence. Therefore, it is crucial that company CISOs invest in security and always be on the lookout for possible threats.
The protection of customer data is a responsibility that cannot be ignored.
Promote an information security culture in the company
Promoting a culture of information security within a company is essential to protect data and minimize the risk of a breach.
Employees should be trained on proper data handling procedures and informed of the potentially serious consequences of a breach.
Robust security policies and procedures should be implemented and reviewed regularly. By taking these steps, enterprise CISOs can help create a culture of information security and reduce the risk of a costly data breach.
With the growing number of threats to information security, Brazilian companies can no longer ignore the problem of Information Security. It’s time to act now to protect your organizations against cyber attacks.
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