Diverse approaches to cybersecurity take center stage

Posted on Feb 04, 2016

Cybersecurity isn't a simple problem that's fixed with a one-time change. Businesses and government organizations dealing with sensitive digital information must develop a far more holistic approach to managing risks, one that includes a number of different operational elements and addresses a wide variety of potential issues. Considerations must range from the role employees and their behavior play in cyber defense efforts to the need for secure communication and collaboration tools and the importance of securing the farthest reaches of a company's digital presence.

Effective cybersecurity relies on addressing many different factors

"Businesses and government organizations dealing with sensitive digital information must develop a far more holistic approach to managing risks."

Giuliani's view on cybersecurity awareness
In a recent interview with Marketwatch, Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, past presidential candidate and current businessman, discussed his personal concerns about the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. and across the world. Giuliani said he
doubts there is a single, perfect, all-encompassing solution to modern cybercrime issues. Instead, he compared the situation to a very serious and complicated medical problem. A cancer survivor himself, Giuliani said the treatment of that disease has some direct correlations to effective approaches to cybersecurity.

"We have to treat this like we treat other forms of crime where we don't have a perfect solution," Giuliani said to Marketwatch. "We just have better solutions. We don't have a perfect solution to cancer, but that doesn't mean we don't look for early detection of cancer."

Giuliani occupies a unique position in terms of cybersecurity. As the mayor of New York at the turn of the 21st century, he led the city through its the Y2K fears and 9/11 and its aftermath as well as a general modernization and digitization of the city's information and communication systems. His veteran perspective backs the concept of a holistic approach to combating cybercrime.

A very big budget
Some organizations are attempting to combat cybercriminals by expanding the resources and budgets available to the relevant teams and specialists. Forbes highlighted Bank of America's strategy for cybersecurity spending is the lack of any financial constraint on operations - the first time Bryan Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, had seen such free reign allowed in 20 years of corporate budget development and implementation. Forbes reported companies lacking the very substantial and enduring resources to release budget limitations are still spending more and dedicating more assets toward preventing digital intrusions. General spending in the field is up as businesses and organizations realize more needs to be done on a variety of fronts to effectively combat such threats.

Facilitating effective, secure communication and collaboration
While all aspects of cybersecurity must be addressed to truly be successful in combating cybercrime, communication and collaboration is one of the most important. NC4 Mission Center balances the needs for security and an effective collaborative working environment to provide a successful method for enabling business processes without exposing critical information to undue risk. With granular, discrete access controls, fully secure and redundant physical data centers built to federal intelligence community standards and a host of other benefits, NC4 Mission Center makes business communication far more secure.

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