10 Essential Cybersecurity Questions for CISOs

As the world becomes more interconnected and cyber threats grow more complex, having a strong and effective cybersecurity strategy is critical. However, many organizations struggle to stay ahead of emerging risks and may not know where to start when it comes to evaluating their cybersecurity strategy.

CISOs: Ask These Questions of Yourself

If you’re a chief information security officer or chief information officer, here are 10 essential questions to ask when evaluating your organization’s cybersecurity strategy:

  1. What are our most valuable and sensitive assets and are we protecting them sufficiently?
  2. Do we have a clear and comprehensive incident response plan in place and have we tested it to ensure its effectiveness?
  3. Are our security teams struggling to keep up with new challenges due to limited resources and expertise?
  4. Are our security policies and practices aligned with industry best practices and compliance requirements and how do we monitor and enforce them?
  5. Do we lack the necessary tools and personnel to effectively analyze and act on security data from multiple sources?
  6. Is our organization struggling to adapt to new security strategies in response to distributed and hybrid working arrangements?
  7. Under the guidance of our chief information security officer, are we finding it difficult to secure end to end our expanded footprint?
  8. Do we have limited visibility into our network, including mobile users, cloud workloads and on-premises infrastructure?
  9. Do our security practices lag behind in the face of emerging threats such as attacks on APIs and cyber-physical systems?
  10. Do we tend to react to attacks after they happen, rather than proactively preparing for them in advance?

Get an Independent Security Maturity Assessment

By asking these essential cybersecurity questions, you can identify areas where your organization’s cybersecurity strategy may be lacking and take proactive steps to protect your assets.

Consider asking a cybersecurity professional like AISN’s CISO, Oran Dillon, to provide an independent security maturity assessment and discuss whether implementing a managed detection and response service to protect your assets makes sense. If you don’t have a CISO but need one, we can also help you identify a virtual CISO (vCISO).

Staying ahead of emerging risks and threats requires continuous evaluation and improvement of your cybersecurity strategy. We see this every day with our clients.  Contact us today to begin a conversation about how you can stay ahead of threats and keep your organization safe and secure in today’s rapidly-evolving cyber landscape.