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Navigating the Digital Battlefield: Proactive Prevention for Cyber Attacks

In an era defined by seamless integration of technology into every facet of our lives, the ominous shadow of cyber attacks on businesses loom larger than ever before. Business feels vulnerable, boards feel underprepared.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2023
Navigating the Digital Battlefield: Proactive Prevention for Cyber Attacks
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Over the last 12 months we have witnessed a disconcerting surge in cyber attacks, leaving major corporations grappling with the aftermath of cyber breaches. These threats are distinct, yet interconnected - exposing vulnerabilities in cybersecurity infrastructure of industry giants, but also showcasing the growing sophistication and audacity of those seeking to exploit them.

The narratives of Optus, Medibank and even most recently DP World PLC serve as cautionary tales, urging stakeholders across industries to assess their strategies and fortify their defences. But even with the best firewalls, server infrastructure, network monitoring and software protections, systems operate without allowing for the weakest element of your business - and that’s the human element.

It’s a well known fact, 95% of all cyber breaches are the result of human actions. Providing comprehensive training for your workforce is your best defence against these attacks.

Crisis Management and Response Planning:

An indispensable strategy in your protection arsenal to fortify your organisation is the ability to rehearse your response. Subjecting your SOC team to rehearsed technical breaches is one key part of this response. However, as we’ve seen recently through public feedback to large corporate breaches, the crisis response is also about quick, decisive decision making and public communication as much as it’s about the technical know-how and capability of your SOC team.

Additionally, providing a baseline of cyber security awareness and scenario exposure to your team will improve their resilience and cyber posture.

The CyberBit platform transforms the cybersecurity preparedness of your business, providing a live-fire dress rehearsal for the different functions within your business (C-Suite, Technical and Communication teams) to assess the effectiveness of your documented incident response plans. By subjecting teams to the pressure, urgency and unpredictability of a live-fire exercise, business can empower cross-functional communication and coordination, emerging stronger, more adaptive and better prepared for the complex cybersecurity challenges of today.

Comprehensive training for SOC teams:

In addition to crisis management capabilities, CyberBit offers an end-to-end training and development solution for large security operations teams. Completely customisable to your training needs, CyberBit incorporates individual skill development, team lab and live-fire exercises, gap analysis and benchmarking, all working with commercial security tools and exercises which respond to emerging threats. Specific capabilities include:

Incident Detection and Response:

Training ensures that SOC staff can identify indicators of compromise, investigate incidents, and implement effective response strategies to mitigate potential damage.

Threat Hunting Skills:

Threat hunting techniques, which involve proactively searching for signs of malicious activities within an organisation's network.

Reducing Response Time:

Improve staff response times via quick identification and containment of security incidents.

Compliance and Insurance Requirements:

Incident response and security monitoring for organisations to meet the required industry compliance standards, with the added benefit of a structured approach to Cyber Security training for Cyber Insurance policies.

Skill Development for Specialised Roles:

Specialised training programs utilising the CyberPathways Cyberbit platform ensures that each aspect of incident response is handled by an expert.

Continuous Improvement:

Provide professionals with opportunities for continuous education, allowing them to stay updated with the latest trends, threats, and mitigation techniques.

Hands-On Training:

Hands-on training is crucial in cyber security education as it allows learners to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

Realistic Simulated Cyberattacks:

Simulating cyberattacks in a controlled environment allows staff to understand different attack vectors and practice their defense strategies without risking real systems and data.

SOC Readiness:

SOC readiness ensures that individuals are well-prepared for the demands of contemporary cybersecurity challenges in workplace environments.

Offence is better than defence!!

In the current environment, playing offence with your Cyber Security efforts is a far better strategy than being caught unaware and having to defend your business and its reputation. CyberPathways offers a comprehensive suite of training tools to equip your business and improve your preparedness for Cyber Attack.

By understanding your vulnerabilities with a CyberPathways Cyber Risk Audit, planning a comprehensive strategy, engaging leadership, fostering a security culture with CyberPathways Cyber Essentials training, and preparing for crises with the Cyberbit platform, you empower your business and its employees to stand strong against any cyber security challenge.

Don't wait for an attack to happen – invest in your cybersecurity defences today and fortify your business for a secure tomorrow.

Take advantage of the October Cyber Risk Audit special offer and receive 20% off all Cyber Risk Audits, valid until 31 November 2023. Contact us and we will be in touch to discuss your needs.

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