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Every business has some level of cyber risk, no matter what they sell, do, or service. Knowing just how much cyber risk your business takes in its everyday operations, and how equipped it is to mitigate and manage it, is fundamentally important. Defining just how much cyber risk your business can tolerate, and therefore how much it can 'eat' will help you create, implement, and maintain a robust cyber security plan.
Your business objectives
Just how much cyber risk your business can 'eat' is partially defined by what you're trying to do in your business. As we've discussed before, there are four primary types of business objectives that define and determine your business' cyber risk appetite. Your need to be compliant with regulatory and legislative requirements will affect your cyber risk level. What you do operationally will define your cyber risk level. How much income you intend to generate, and the expenditure you'll need to undertake to do so, will define much of your cyber risk level. And, notably, how you plan to grow, change, or shift, your business, will affect your business' cyber risk appetite.
Your business operations
Your business' cyber risk appetite can easily be revealed through its day-to-day operations. As every member of your team, and your service providers, do what needs to get done, to enable your business to operate, there is a level of cyber risk to which they expose your business. It could be as simple as your secretary choosing a new password for their laptop, or as complex as your head of IT defining a new security protocol for your network.
Your business' vulnerability level
Knowing just how vulnerable your business is to a cyber security incident will help you plan for the near-inevitable moment your business has to respond to one. Assessing your business' vulnerability levels will entail:
Every business operates with some level of cyber risk, but not every business is prepared to eat the risk it has to take. More often than not, the only time a business' cyber risk appetite is truly tested...is when the buffet is already open. Knowing what your business can tolerate, mitigate, and manage will not only empower your team, but enhance your operations too. Once you know how much cyber risk your business can eat, you'll be equipped to plan and cater for it, as part of your business' cyber security plan.
Get in touch with ProPrivacy, and we'll help you assess just how much cyber risk your business can eat at every meal.