“As a result, you’re less likely to overreact to potential risk events or allow significant threats to slide by unnoticed. Instead, you will be able to make calculated, data-driven decisions that will put your enterprise in a stronger, safer position.”
More objective and accurate risk assessments
Mr Feijen warns against analysing data in qualitative terms as it will bring in error and uncertainty. Instead, he suggests a platform that can quantify risks and can help you prioritise and mitigate risks faster.
“The numbers tell the story, clearly and unambiguously, allowing you to concentrate your energies on mitigating the most urgent ones first, rather than debating about why they are ranked that way.”
Demystified security for decision-makers
Decision-makers know cyber risk is important, but very often risks go unnoticed due to limited knowledge of the relevant teams.
According to Mr Feijen, fear, uncertainty, and doubt abound, and the impenetrable jargon for which the ICT sector is famous – Trojan horses, botnets, worms, DDoS, phishing, et cetera – does not help.
“But what decision-makers do understand are numbers. Presenting them with a quantitative analysis of the threats faced by the organisation along with a unified view of the risk landscape is much more effective.”