By Andrew Morrison, Our Global SVP, Solutions and Services, Noventiq
A full digital audit to understand in no uncertain terms exactly where your business is with respect to its security is not something many organisations would invite with cheer. Many organisations are dealing with sprawling systems made up of countless elements which may or may not have been deployed so that they're serving your needs as best as they can. In short, it's a colossal undertaking to do it properly, and it's easy to make missteps along the way which will impact the end result significantly. With that in mind, here are 4 steps that any organisation should make sure they're following to get the most out of the process.
1. Take stock
The simple truth is that the any company preparing for this journey needs to make sure they start with a comprehensive inventory of the entire information system on which their business processes are built. This means a complete breakdown of all hardware and devices in use, as well as details on operating systems and other software.
2. Put the right team together
Next up is to make sure that you've got the right people on board for the process. In this case, that means you need a team which is made up of legal, IT, and information security specialists. Make sure that you don't skip any of these
3. Come up with a cast-iron battleplan
Examine the threats and risks, and then work systematically to develop mechanisms that address these specific threats. These mechanisms can be organisational, legal, technical, and social, or a combination of these aspects.
4. Test, and test again
In order to define exactly how far you've come with your level of security during this process, you'll need to commit to carrying out a professional audit at the end of the process. This will serve to show you exactly how effectively your organisation is working in real time. Many organisations ignore this, believing the initial audit to be the only necessary step. However, the reality is that the work done at the beginning only really pays off once you've been through another audit at the end of the process.
To learn more about cybersecurity and cyber resilience, purpose related to cybersecurity, get in touch with your local team of Noventiq experts. They will be able to give you invaluable guidance on the services and products you need in order to build a basic, advanced or progressive security system.
If you need to get a clearer understanding of how secure your organisation is, Noventiq experts can help you evaluate your existing digital architecture, and map out the steps you need to take to ensure that your operations are effective and secure.