Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 59 - Page 54

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FOUR STRATEGIES TO AVOID CYBERSECURITY BURNOUT

Ransomware has become one of the greatest network security threats organisations have to deal with . Increasingly sophisticated and distributed at a high speed via the Internet and private networks using military-grade encryption , today ’ s ransomware attacks demand multimillion-dollar ransoms . Adrian Taylor , Regional VP of Sales , A10 Networks outlines four strategies that can help organisations to avoid a cybersecurity burnout .

CSOs , CIOs and CISOs have never had it so tough . Alongside their traditional responsibilities , they must now face a cybersecurity threat environment that is growing exponentially , and a growing cyber skills gap . As a result , many of them are reporting burnout .

Today , ransomware has become one of the greatest network security threats organisations have to deal with . Increasingly sophisticated and distributed at a high speed via the Internet and private networks using military-grade encryption , today ’ s ransomware attacks demand multimilliondollar ransoms . As per the findings of the 2022 IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index , the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region was ranked fourth worldwide for the most ransomware attacks . According to a report by Group-IB , between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 , the data belonging to 147 companies from the MEA region was uploaded on ransomware dedicated leak sites ( DLS ). And this is only one of the many threats that organisations have to deal with .
There are also distributed denial of service ( DDoS ) attacks , man in the middle ( MitM ) attacks , social engineering , insider threats , malware , and advanced persistent threats ( APTs ) to contend with – and those are just the most common network security threats .
Here are four strategies to make cybersecurity professionals ’ organisations safer from the countless network security threats they ’ ll be facing in the near future :
1 . Create a “ security-first ” culture
The problem for CSOs is that , while most employees have some basic knowledge of cybersecurity best practices , that is
The problem for CSOs is that , while most employees have some basic knowledge of cybersecurity best practices , that is pretty much all they have .
Adrian Taylor , Regional VP of Sales , A10 Networks pretty much all they have . Without ongoing training , knowledge testing and awareness , staff behaviour is one of the biggest cybersecurity risks that organisations face .
A study by Accenture revealed that less than half of new employees receive cybersecurity training and regular updates throughout their career . Just four in ten respondents said insider threat programs were a high priority .
Organisations must look to create a robust and distributed digital immune system with a radical re-engineering of staff behaviour . Business leaders need to have accountability for cybersecurity ; security teams need to collaborate with business leaders to create and implement
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