Top Five Tips to Integrate Security & Compliance Risks and Remediation
As cyber criminals around the world are stepping up their game by creating new threats every day, the hope is that organizations protect their business operations with robust information security and compliance policies. These policies must incorporate remediation plans that can be acted upon immediately in the wake of a cyber threat. An important factor that promotes swift remediation measures is integrating your organization’s security and compliance risks with remediation.
Here are our top five tips on how to integrate security and compliance risks with remediation in your organization:
Integrate security and compliance risk assessments
Since security risks can often arise due to underlying compliance risks, the two are very closely linked to each other. Given their interdependence, you should perform both security and compliance risk assessments together in your organization. This will aid in integrating security and compliance risks with remediation.
Customize remediation measures to each specific security or compliance risk
Once you have identified all the security and compliance risks that may endanger your organization, engage your security team in devising specific remediation measures for each and every risk. This way, you will have a customized set of remediation measures for each security or compliance risk that your organization could potentially face, instead of a bulk set of general remediation measures. Customized remediation planning immediately integrates security and compliance risks with remediation.
Improve the visibility of risks and remediation in your organization
To be able to integrate security and compliance risks with remediation, it is important that all possible risks to your organization’s security posture are first identified and visible. If risk visibility is high, you can directly assign the requisite remediation measures to each individual security and compliance risk. This will ensure that all remediation measures are linked to the respective risks they are designed to eliminate, making it one of the key steps in integrating security and compliance risks with remediation.
Perform cyber risk remediation analysis
Remediating the risks in your organization is not always enough. You must also keep monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of all your remediation measures. This is done through cyber risk remediation analysis. A thorough analysis of remediation will allow you to re-select and amend your remediation measures for each cyber risk threatening your
organization. It would also involve a reassessment of the vulnerability of your data assets to various security and compliance risks. These analyses naturally integrate security and compliance risks with the remediation efforts in your organization.
Automate your organization’s risk discovery, assessment and remediation tasks
The steps that we have described so far may seem difficult to do manually. Thankfully, these steps can be easily automated. Automation allows for real-time monitoring of security and compliance risks as well as remediation. It also lets you generate thorough reports on which risks were successfully remediated, among other analyses. Therefore, you can now integrate the security and compliance risks with remediation in a digital manner.
Integrating security and compliance risks with remediation is important to deal with evolving cyber risks. Follow the tips discussed above to begin this integration process in your organization.