War on Cyber Crime – Adopt the Right Portfolio for Your Learners
Sudhakar Nagasampagi / 13 July 2015
Today, we are all aware that any kind of organization – big or small, corporate or startup – located anywhere in the world can be subject to various types of cyber attacks. An essential characteristic of cloud computing as defined by NIST mentions that a cloud service should be accessible anytime from anywhere in the world and on any device that supports a browser and an Internet connection. While this provides a major advantage to people on the move or who need to access the cloud services remotely, especially from their mobile devices, it also neutralizes this effect since cyber attacks now occur practically anytime and anywhere in the world.
Beyond Cyber Security
In recent times when cyber attacks rose in prominence, organizations began to protect themselves from the growing persistent threats by adopting various cloud security measures. NIST recently released a standard Cyber Security Framework (CSF) for industries and governments. Additionally, institutions started offering different courses in cyber security, while several organizations started training their employees on the same. The fact that technology is advancing so rapidly these days can be demonstrated that in today’s times it is just not sufficient for organizations to only adopt cyber security but rather also need to gear up and adopt a new stance – namely, cyber resilience. Cyber resilience extends the cyber security portfolio by strengthening an affected organization to respond and recover quickly from any cyber incident(s).
Few institutions today have started offering courses in cyber resilience, though there are many that offer cyber security. The cyber resilience best practices portfolio will enable a participant to understand the various fundamental concepts of cyber resilience and its terminologies and apply the same to their respective organizational environment. These courses are not only suitable to IT related or technical minded professionals, but also to a regular employee from the HR, Sales or Marketing, Finance and other departments. To an ordinary person, the courses would be beneficial by providing the necessary tips for proper daily usage of the internet medium and to be aware of the threats and vulnerabilities that are created on account of errors or negligence. It would be prudent for all those who use or work in cyber space to attend such trainings at the earliest so as to prepare with the minimum precautions required to safeguard themselves in a cyber crime prone world.
Training institutions around the world should also partner with reputed industries and also offer similar types of cyber resilient courses. Various examples and case studies presented in these trainings will help individuals and organizations understand the anatomy of cyber attacks and help guard against similar future occurrences. Further, it would also empower participants to respond and recover from any such devastating effects. Additionally, cyber drills and cyber simulations can also assist organizations in planning and preparing against these adverse threats.
Cyber attacks pose a very big threat these days and only protecting or planning to protect against these is not the complete solution. The move towards cyber resilience should be adopted as early and as fast as possible wherein the objective should not only be to protect, but also to prevent, detect, respond and recover from major incidents. It is advisable to attend and provide trainings in cyber resilience to as many as possible so that every individual or organization in the world today can continue to work safely in cyber space with the belief that they are better prepared to face any eventuality in their work or lives.
Take the first step; learn more about the recently launched RESILIA – AXELOS Cyber Resilience Best Practices and give your learners a fighting chance against cyber attacks.