How to create a cybersecurity strategy…that the business will understand

People…I tell you

Melanie Wijeratna
Blue Star Ink

--

My guess is what when a cybersecurity strategy is built, it’s built with a lot of technicalities. It has to be. We are protecting digital assets. And, people are still behind some of our bigger ransomwares, by unintentionally clicking on ransomware links. So this story is built around the concept of people first, over technology. I hope this helps you.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Conduct a People Risk Assessment

But instead of identifying potential vulnerabilities in your systems, processes, and infrastructure, look at the different teams in your company. BDMs for example, or Business Development Managers. Evaluate the potential impact of roles as vulnerabilities on your business operations.

Photo by Parker Gibbons on Unsplash

Develop and Implement Plain Language Policies and Procedures

Instead of building these yourself, work with your HR team to create simple and clear policies and procedures to address identified risks. That means policies that have plain language structures in place. Because you need to make these policies…

--

--

Melanie Wijeratna
Blue Star Ink

I am a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a PROSCI-certified People Change Manager. I’m also an ultra-runner and have lived and worked all over.