In this article, Matt Quammen, Co-Founder and President at Optimize Cyber, delves into inside-out assessments for cyber risk.
Risk analysis and assessment remains one of the foundations of proper risk management. As cyber insurance carriers begin to require clients to conduct third-party risk assessments, selecting the right cyber risk assessment is more important than ever. Clients need a risk-based approach, independent results, strategies to reduce cyber risk with minimal spend and a focus on preventing financial losses first. So what do cyber insurance professionals need to consider when assessing cyber risk?
The Urgent Need for Risk-Based Strategies to Mitigate Unforeseen Threats – Why Inside-Out Assessments Are Key
Applying risk-based principles to cyber security assessment can aid organizations in comprehending that digital risks are interconnected with other hazards encountered by business leaders. The severity of threats can vary based on the situation, with some posing greater financial harm than others and differing in their controllability. As a result, it is critical to concentrate on risks that have either more significant or more controllable consequences while analyzing danger levels.
However, it is impossible for organizations to control every possible attack, emphasizing the importance of focusing on what they can manage. Inside-out risk assessments assist organizations in identifying the most critical risks to their operations and those within their sphere of influence that they can genuinely mitigate. By adopting an inside-out approach, companies can detect previously unnoticed risks, resulting in more comprehensive risk management.
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