There is NO Solution for Cyber Security… It is a Continuous Process!

What is the best solution for Cyber Security? The best Hardware? The best Software? What is the best company in Cyber Security? Is there any Plug & Play Solution? Can we have a Zero-Day Attack Solution?

Companies, Banks, Governments, NGOs, etc. keep on asking the same questions:

The simple answer to the above questions is NO!

We must change our Mindset from treating Cyber Security as a purely technical problem! It is NOT!

The best way to deal with Cyber Security is:

  • Cyber Security is not just a technical problem: Cybersecurity is also an economic, psychological, and human behavioral challenge, all rolled into one
  • Cyber Security is a RISK: Approach Cybersecurity the way we approach other risks
  • A different set of rules governs cyberspace: The concepts of distance, borders, and proximity all operate differently in cyberspace compared to the physical world
  • Cybersecurity is “New,” and we are still learning: No One can claim that he knows everything related to Cyber Security… Read a lot and Keep updating yourself and adapt to change
  • Select a risk management framework that fits your organization: NIST Framework could be a start!
  • Take the time to implement your chosen framework fully: Don’t expect instant results!
  • Review implementation regularly: like you are reviewing the implementation of a Firefighting Plan!

Three things to keep in mind:

  1. Training & Awareness is a MUST especially to fight Social Engineering
  2. There is NO Solution for Cyber Security… It is a Continuous Process!
  3. Cyber Security Must be Proactive, NOT Reactive

Don’t let “Perfection” be the enemy of “Better than Before.”

Roland Abi Najem
Cyber Security Consultant
[email protected]
www.rolandabinajem.com