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5 Simple Yet Powerful Techniques You Can Use To Bolster Your Cyber Risk Management – Even If You Don’t Know Where To Start

Dr Magda Chelly
Managing Director at Responsible Cyber

Mastering cyber risk management is one of the greatest feats you can accomplish as a business owner. There's nothing quite like it. That's because when you streamline your cyber risk management, you get to enjoy peace of mind, increased business resilience, and safeguarded customer trust.

However, there are many obstacles you have to overcome before you can reach this level of security. Not only do you have to understand the complexities of your digital environment and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of emerging threats - but you also have to navigate the integration of cyber risk management with your core business strategies, which can be the most difficult challenge of all. This can leave your business vulnerable to cyber threats and stop you from ever achieving a robust security posture.

Fortunately, mastering cyber risk management doesn’t have to be as daunting as you think. Simply by implementing the right, tried-and-tested techniques, you can bolster your cyber risk management without experiencing any of the common frustrations.

How would we know?

Because, at Responsible Cyber, we're experts at helping businesses strengthen their cyber risk management in the shortest possible timeframe. Over the years, we've helped countless businesses finally implement effective cyber risk management strategies without the years of hard work and trial and error most people usually have to go through.

Cyber Risk Management - How to Start and What to do First ? 

Cyber risk management is an essential aspect of running a modern business. With the increased reliance on digital infrastructure and systems, protecting your company's assets and customer information has never been more critical. Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to start and what to do first:

  1. Understand the Basics: Start by getting a solid understanding of what cyber risk management entails. This includes understanding different types of cyber threats (like malware, phishing, and ransomware), potential vulnerabilities in your systems, and the potential impacts of a successful attack.
  2. Identify Your Assets: The next step is to identify and categorize your digital assets. This includes anything of value to your business such as customer data, proprietary software, financial information, and more. Understand which systems are critical to your operations and which hold sensitive data. This will help you prioritize your security efforts.
  3. Risk Assessment: Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities in your systems and processes that could be exploited by cyber threats. This includes looking at both technical aspects (like outdated software) and human factors (like susceptibility to phishing attacks).
  4. Develop a Risk Management Plan: Based on your risk assessment, develop a risk management plan. This plan should detail how you will address each identified risk, either through risk avoidance, mitigation, acceptance, or transfer (insurance). It should also include a plan for regular reviews and updates.
  5. Implement Controls: Based on your risk management plan, implement controls to mitigate your identified risks. This could include technical controls (like firewalls or intrusion detection systems), administrative controls (like employee training or incident response plans), and physical controls (like secure server locations).
  6. Monitor and Review: Cyber risk management is an ongoing process. Regularly monitor your systems and controls for effectiveness, and review and update your risk assessment and management plan as your business and the cyber threat landscape change.
  7. Incident Response Plan: Finally, be sure to have an incident response plan in place. Despite your best efforts, breaches can still occur, and a well-planned response can mitigate damage and get your operations back on track more quickly.

Remember, cyber risk management is not a one-time task but a continuous process. It involves constant monitoring, updating, and improving your security measures to meet emerging threats and protect your business effectively.

We’ve written this book "Better, Simpler Cyber: A Business-Based Guide to Cyber Risk Management" to share some of the powerful industry secrets we’ve accumulated during our time in the cybersecurity field. The knowledge you’re about to gain will help you fortify your cyber risk management while ensuring you avoid the devastating impact of data breaches and system failures.

You’re about to discover:

Simple techniques you can use to enhance your cyber risk management – even if you don’t know where to start
How to avoid the most common mistakes made by business owners in cyber risk management – making even 1 of these errors could cost you thousands of dollars and set you back years
Insider secrets that can help you significantly improve your cyber risk management in as little as 6 months – number 2 will completely blow your mind!
The TRUTH about cyber risk management and why most businesses usually fail at integrating it effectively into their core operations

By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll have all the information you need to kickstart your journey to a secure and resilient business.

Let’s get started!

Dr Magda Chelly
Managing Director
Co-Founder of Responsible Cyber | Author | TEDx Speaker | Featured on Forbes 🇵🇱 | World Economic Forum Expert Network Cybersecurity | PhD, S-CISO, CISSP, Cert SCI Dr. Magda Lilia Chelly is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, entrepreneur, and thought leader, known for her extensive knowledge and passion for protecting businesses from cyber threats. Holding a Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering and an Executive MBA, she has built a stellar reputation as a trusted advisor in the field of information security. Dr. Chelly has served in various leadership roles, including as a CISO and a Managing Director for a global cybersecurity consultancy. Her expertise spans multiple domains, such as risk management, cybersecurity strategy, and governance. With numerous industry certifications and recognition as a CISSP, Dr. Chelly is a sought-after speaker and contributor to international conferences, webinars, and publications. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the technology sector, Dr. Chelly actively supports initiatives to encourage more women to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Her dedication to empowering and mentoring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals has made her a respected figure within the industry. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Chelly is an avid writer, sharing her insights and experiences through articles, blogs, and social media platforms. Her engaging and educational content has helped raise awareness about the critical importance of cybersecurity in an increasingly interconnected world.

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