The need for a more proactive cyber defense

Danny Solomon, Head of Cybersecurity Consulting |

June 20 2017

In the current dynamic security threats landscape, organisations need to prove to stakeholders that they pay more than lip-service to cybersecurity. To do this they need to demonstrate two things: Firstly to 'raise their gaze' and establish better sight or awareness of the threat environment, coupled with greater self-awareness of their own failings and weaknesses. The second is to 'raise their game' -by developing a higher state of readiness to deal with cybersecurity incidents.

But what does this mean and how can organisations justify establishing the capabilities and appropriate level of maturity in their security operations and establishing a proper defensive posture? Danny Solomon, BDO Israel's Head of International Consulting in the firm’s Cybersecurity Centre, provides some thoughts.