Cyber Security Software: Why “One and Done” Doesn’t Cut it

You have bought all of your licences. 

Spent hours implementing and training your team about their roles and your shiny new cyber security solution.

You kick back, revelling in all of your hard work.

Other things begin to overshadow your achievements as you tackle other things on your ever-growing to-do list… 

And suddenly you have been informed of a potential threat and have forgotten how to react, who needs to do what, and things go pear-shaped… 

Your cyber security solution cannot be implemented and then forgotten about, it needs to be supported and checked in on like a team member. Each platform that we use from our wonderful portfolio of vendors also tirelessly implements new features and updates to tackle each new threat, and due to this you also need to keep up to date with the new features and updates available to you. 

No, cyber security software is not a "one and done" solution. Cyber threats and attack techniques are constantly evolving, so it's essential to have a proactive and adaptive approach to cybersecurity. 

For example, a software solution that is effective against one type of threat today may not be sufficient to protect against a different type of threat tomorrow. This highlights the importance for public sector companies to regularly update their cyber security software and stay up-to-date with the latest threat intelligence and security best practices.

What are the benefits of regularly using and incorporating new elements in cyber security software?

You can stay ahead of emerging threats and issues that are changing and arising daily. Cybercriminals are constantly changing the game, and ensuring that you are using the most up-to-date systems and options keeps you out of the firing line and our core assets safe. 

It also allows you to use the threat intelligence and trending information held within these platforms to update and fortify your internal security protocols, keeping you up to date with any issues that may arise. 

How does Immersive Labs improve cyber security effectiveness?

Immersive labs are an amazing part of our vendor portfolio, they remove the issues that we used to face regarding tabletop role plays and allow you and your teams to consistently train and develop your muscle memory when it comes to tackling cyber crime and cyber security threats. 

Their approach to people-centric cybersecurity is a game-changer. In a world where continuous learning and seamless teamwork are essential for true resilience, they provide trusted solutions that enhance the cybersecurity capabilities of entire workforces. They are also proud to be trusted by some of the world's largest organisations and governments.

They offer a consistent training outlook that ensures your team always remembers how to act and apply their knowledge to limit the impact of any cyber security threat. 

What are the consequences of neglecting cyber security maintenance?

Sadly we could write a series of novels about the impact of neglecting your cyber security maintenance, but here are a few statistics that should allow you to see the impact directly. 

A report by PwC revealed that 32% of businesses experienced cyber attacks in 2020. This is a huge number, showcasing that you may be next in the firing line of a cyber criminal. Often it is believed that some organisations are immune to these types of attacks, due to being too small, or not important enough. But cyber criminals are simply looking for access and weakness, which you need to be aware of and fortify. 

In 2020, the average cost of a data breach in the US was $8.64 million. That is not a small amount of money and will blow many a public sector budget out of the water. These types of threats often come with a large price tag if they are ignored or not given enough attention.

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, the average time to identify and contain a data breach is 279 days. That is 279 days of your team having to work and support your organisation to limit the impact of a threat or cyber attack. Within those days you want your team to be skilled and understand what they need to do to limit the damage caused by such a breach. 

If you stick your head in the sand, say I will check this out later…. The impacts and damage will be astronomically larger than if your team is prepared and knows what they need to do and when.  

Sounds great doesn't it? 

A platform that ensures you and your team are trained and understand their roles within a cyber security incident or breach. An easy to roll out system and platform that removes the time-consuming issues related to tabletop simulations of the past, and a platform that allows you to see where you need to implement additional training and support to members of your team. 

Can you see why we are proud to have them within our portfolio? It is time to get skilled and pull our heads out of the sand and implement a system that keeps us all accountable. 

Are you interested in trying it out for yourself? 

Get in touch about Immersive Labs, via us at Core to Cloud here - https://www.coretocloud.co.uk/vendors/immersive-labs/ 

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