Inspiring and innovative companies are adopting a new mindset to cybersecurity which is risk-based and concentrates on protecting their most sensitive and valuable data. They've recognised: 1. Despite big budget investment, no perimeter is infallible (ask Talk Talk, Carphone Warehouse, Sony). 2. The attacks are relentless and quickly multiplying. 3. There's nothing to stop anyone from entering the hackers' firing line. There is no typical data breach victim 4. Everyone has valuable information and systems that they don't want to compromise or lose. 5. It's usually far more expensive to put things right than to stop it happening in the first place. Our recommended cybersecurity mindset accepts a perimeter breach is very likely to happen and compensates for it. In fact, it accepts it may already be done. On average, a company finds out they've had a data breach some 170 days after it's happened. Ignorance is not bliss in cybersecurity. Knowledge is power.
Don't get us wrong. We're not saying people should give up on prevention all together. It's still an important part of any layered cybersecurity strategy, as recommended by the government cyber advisors GCHQ. But for our clients, it's no longer the most important part.
This is the Avatu mindset in operation. And it's the future for safer cybersecurity.
To successfully fight back you should: