In order to deal with the heightened exposure their organizations’ digital infrastructure, assets, and accounts face online and fix issues before bad actors exploit them, digital risk management becomes essential. There are four steps to achieving this visibility into digital risks.
1. What Are Your Critical Assets, and Where Are They?
This first step is, of course, understanding what an organization considers to be their critical assets. This will vary from organization to organization. For a technology or pharmaceutical company, it might be their patents and intellectual property. For a retail company, it may be upcoming product names and their customer websites. For an investment bank, it might be a pending merger or acquisition. A useful exercise for organizations is to begin thinking about the type of sensitive data you hold, and how this might be appealing to a range of threat actors. From there you can think about the ways adversaries might access this information, and where you might be exposed.
2. What are the Threats to Your Business?