Why is the Integration of Security and Compliance Risks with Remediation Important?
Any organization that deals with digital information –by generating, procuring, processing, or sharing it –is at the risk of malicious intrusion. These risks could be a result of inefficient security policies or non-compliance with policies. To maintain the security posture of any organization, it is critical that such risks be remediated as soon as they are discovered. Integrating risks with remediation is a way to do this.
Let us look at why it is important to integrate security and compliance risks with remediation.
A disconnect between risks and remediation can be volcanically dangerous
Risk discovery, assessment, and remediation are some of the most important tasks in the world of cybersecurity management. For a smooth and effective security operation, these three must be aligned with each other. If risks and remediation are disconnected from each other, risk discovery, assessment, and remediation can be dangerously haphazard.
Real-time discovery and remediation of risks is the need of the hour
The world of cyber risks is evolving so rapidly that organizations and cybersecurity experts are always faced with new challenges. The only way to deal with such risks is to perform real-time risk discovery and remediation. When you integrate risks with remediation, you can initiate remediation measures immediately upon the discovery of ofrelated risks.
It is necessary to protect and strengthen your reputation
In addition to the known financial and data losses associated with the breach, there is also a somewhat hidden effect. Your organization’s reputation may also be severely impacted in such events due to lost trust and standing. Therefore, in the unfortunate case when a data breach does happen, it is your moral and most likely, legal duty to communicate the nature and impact of the security threat. You must also let them know of the steps you are taking to remediate the risk. One could even say that your reputation is secure when you integrate the risks and remediation in your organization.
It enhances visibility
A crucial feature that all organization security frameworks must possess is the visibility of risks and remediation. A risk assessment or remediation plan is not of any practical,
efficient use of the visibility of cyber risks and remediation efforts is insufficient. High visibility means that you save time on risk remediation, and in turn, help secure the data of the many customers who put their faith in your organization. Integrating both security and compliance risks with remediation exponentially increases the visibility of your key security operations –risk discovery, risk assessments, and risk remediation.
Prioritization of risk remediation
In order to make your risk remediation efforts streamlined and efficient, it is important to prioritize all risks and their corresponding remediation measures based on the impact they are expected to have on the organization’s data assets. By integrating risks with remediation, your organization does not need to invest any additional time or resources to prioritize the risk remediation measures, thus ensuring an effortless data security operation.
Given the several reasons that make the integration of security and compliance risks with remediation highly important, all organizations should consider making integration one of their top priorities