Cyber security : risks and threats
Multiple challenges for your company.
Identify your cyber risk level
Data theft for espionage or ransom purposes, whatever it may be, is an infringement of the freedom of enterprise. It can concern personal data of customers or employees, patents, industrial secrets, sensitive data, intellectual property…
When the stolen data is then published or sold on the dark web, the consequences, both in terms of image and finance, are significant.
For any company the interruption or blocking of production in a factory, in a a processing chain with one or more economic partners, in the e-commerce site… are a real curse. Any interruption or hindrance to the functioning of the operations implies the impossibility to deliver the customer orders as planned. Yet, a large number of e-commerce sites have had to suspend their activity following cyber attacks… The risk is therefore very present!
The principle of security governance is at stake. It is essential to manage company rules, and to equip oneself with suitable processes and tools. Implementing them is also important. For example, how can we take control of Shadow IT ? Today, some departments within the company have a wide choice in the use of cloud and SaaS tools, without necessarily going through the security restrictions put in place by the IT department to protect the company.
Unfortunately, cyber risk can also come from the inside. Despite companies’ efforts to define internal security policies, profiles, access rights and clearance, this risk remains ever present. If the question of who can access what, when, from where, it is also a question of how to determine whether abnormal behavior is, or is not, a threat.
In France as well as abroad, laws and regulations force companies in sectors considered as sensitive to equip themselves with certified solutions. The Military Planning Act compliancy requirement in France is a perfect use case.
Aligning business challenges and cyber risks
Based on IDC survey, 8 out of 10 companies believe that their risk of being exposed to targeted attacks is increasing over time. But detecting APT attacks remains a complicated topic. Indeed, many tools for detecting sophisticated attacks , such as APTs, remain frequently powerless against encoded binaries, despite the fact that this artifice is mainly used today to escape detection.
The markers of threats and attacks are multiplying and taking increasingly sophisticated forms. The origins of threats are multiple and may have been already spotted by other companies … without you even knowing it when you are confronted with it! From this perspective, Threat Intelligence tools are today essential complements to efficient attack detection.
According to IDC, automation will contribute to the success of IT security management for 7 out of 10 companies. Automation via AI holds promise for streamlining alerts and providing a first level of insight into the most advanced threats. The goal is to focus on what matters and improve decision making.