What Exactly Is a Security Posture & What Does It Mean to Your Business

Our business ecosystems have begun rapidly changing, with cybercriminals evolving rapidly, a new vocabulary is developing. A new addition to the lexicon of many is the concept of “Security Posture.” Another techy-word, referring to the strength and security of your IT infrastructure. Putting an increased presence on internet-born vulnerabilities for business technology. How you manage current hardware and software purchases, policy & procedure generation and controls.

What Makes-Up Your Security Posture

Any of these singular aspects are defined under cybersecurity, your security posture develops the likelihood of a breach, and what it would take for hackers to gain access to these critical pieces of network technology, but also the state of your employees, and if they can spot similar threats, making these difficult for many to observe.

In the context of managing cybersecurity, larger organizations, including Directors of IT, Chief Technology Officers, and any compliance officer, must make decisions based on the deliberation and analysis of their security posture. Generating a better understanding surrounding certain aspects of your cybersecurity approach, but this is simply not enough anymore. In today’s connected age a more holistic approach is needed to meet regulations and compliance.

What Can You Do with This Type of Information

Businesses’ will be asked to quantify risk and the cost associated with a disaster and soon realize, physical, virtual, and human factors all add greater value when combating risks. Your Security Posture can be defined by many experts today as “your business’ stance on cybersecurity and where you land in today’s connected landscape.”

Your cybersecurity posture combined with reliable reporting and analytics will enable you to understand the likelihood of future breaches and attacks.

  • Define the likelihood of a breach instead of the reactive reflection that occurs by many, once a security incident happens.
  • Better control and investigate where risk can be introduced, from those with access to your systems.
  • Determine your budget for risk, and establish a plan to mitigate your risk.
  • Benchmark your cybersecurity posture against your industry.
  • Prioritize assets and investments through their life-cycle to build a realistic point-of-view.

Wish to Better Understand Your Organization’s Security Posture?

Begin understanding how your organization is managing cybersecurity and how prepared your business is for the next attack. Define the cost of an attack, and take away the teeth cyber-attacks can have on your network with a Security Posture Evaluation. If your business would prefer an entire analytical analysis by one of our security specialists, we would be happy to assess your network.