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Cybersecurity Frameworks Are Essential to your Enterprise

by Erik Briceno

Businesses are embracing digital transformation to drive agility and ensure their success in a digital-first economy. This includes adapting to digital technologies like the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of their transformation strategies.

But as these abilities open companies to more interactions and business growth, they also force them to address risk challenges that are continually multiplying. These vulnerabilities came into light during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic when businesses were forced to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and increase reliance on third-party vendors. This led to sharing important data beyond the regular network, thus increasing financial, reputational and regulatory risks.

This is where digital transformation frameworks can help create a foundation for robust digital security programs that enable you to keep up with the rapid changes faced while transforming the business.

What is a Cybersecurity Framework?

A cybersecurity framework is a set of guidelines and best practices for a highly functional cybersecurity program, helping organizations manage the risks of going digital. They are strongly recommended for organizations that have to comply with industry, national and international cybersecurity regulations, as they are often the foundation for regulatory compliance and can reduce duplicated efforts when implemented properly. The NIST cybersecurity framework is a perfect example.

Types of Cybersecurity Frameworks

As more enterprises adopt leading-edge technologies to increase their digital transformation efforts, they are open to more significant security attacks. This highlights the importance of a digital transformation framework that augments your digital transformation strategy. But before that, you need to understand how the framework supports the future of cybersecurity solutions.

Artificial Intelligence and AI

Automation and artificial intelligence-powered cybersecurity solutions play a crucial role in helping businesses avert increasingly complicated security threats. In fact, automation is a precursor to machine learning systems that detect attacks or monitor the indicators of complex attacks that are not easily identifiable.

Data-Driven Frameworks

Data sets play a critical part in providing data and validating the data-driven systems that include machine learning and AI algorithms. Such data-driven approaches will make it easier to deploy security automation as it provides comprehensive information on your cybersecurity programs and the attacks against them.

Standards-Based Solutions

By deploying standard-based solutions, you can increase your cybersecurity program’s resilience. You can build on traditional and emerging standards to create a unique structure for your CPS systems that ensures your network security at all times.

Physical Security Integration

There is a close link between cyber and physical systems and their security mechanisms regarding IoT and CPS systems. Such a close connection between them has paved the way for the integration of physical and cybersecurity measures. This proves to be helpful for all the industry sectors that employ both cyber and physical security infrastructures.

Vulnerability Databases

Vulnerability databases are used to monitor and distribute information on potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. NIST is one of the most effective cybersecurity frameworks. This and other similar databases collect the data necessary for security automation and intelligence for your organization. They give users access to updated information on cyberattacks or data breaches, making it easier to build a security strategy that works.

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Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
Cybersecurity Frameworks Are Essential to your Enterprise
Cybersecurity Frameworks Are Essential to your Enterprise