Building more secure, vigilant and resilient organizations

Five steps to improve cybersecurity

Canadian organizations continue to experience sophisticated cyber threats that hold the potential to disrupt business operations and service to their customers.

In developing a cybersecurity strategy, leaders should consider the following five steps to help create an organization that operates securely, that remains vigilant in the face of cyber threats, and that can show resiliency when attacked:

Step 1
Focus on what matters: your crown jewels and relationships – Understand critical assets and interactions.

Step 2
Proactively assess your cyber risk – Know what to look for and how to detect threats – whether conventional or emerging.

Step 3
Focus on awareness to build a multilayered defense – Develop a cyber program that addresses a combination of defenses for your organization, employees, customer and partners.

Step 4
Fortify your organization – Have a plan to patch holes, manage patches, develop software securely and address physical security.

Step 5
Prepare for the inevitable – Focus on incident management and simulation to “test your gates” and your response.

Experiencing a cyberattack is not a matter of if for your organization. It’s a matter of when. And the time to prepare is now.

Deloitte can help. We know cybersecurity. We have deep experience addressing cybersecurity and risk-related issues in a variety of industries, and we’re up to date on the challenges that face organizations as they embrace cloud, mobile, social, and analytics technologies. From strategy to implementation, we stand ready to assist you with the steps you need to take to get on your way.

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