RT Vol XX: Chap 3: Consideration of Necessary Cybersecurity Awareness in Mitigating Disruptive Risk Events
From the Book: The Refractive Thinker: Vol XX: Crisis Management: Effective Business Solutions for Emergency Situations


The continual audit of organizational cybersecurity awareness in an ecosystem that relies on mitigating and overcoming a-multitude-of risks of threats and malicious attacks when managing a crisis requires governance to align organizations’ mission with cybersecurity strategies, in structuring performance, and assessing the culture and assets. Analysis of organizational security postures could help against unprecedented security vulnerabilities of private and protected assets to potential exploits in times of global turmoil in protecting the wellbeing of the most valuable assets amid disruption, being people. Organizational leaders create value by aligning the mission with operations and culture, information security (InfoSec) knowledge and awareness, and strategies in monitoring cyber-vulnerabilities and threats in an interconnected world of increasing risk of the threat landscape. The opportunities learned from the events of 2020 on widespread disruptions and the enormous impact on societies that affected industries surmounted new challenges in cybersecurity to prepare and direct attention to support maintaining resilience in threat environments, on many levels. Refractively thinking to respond to crisis might require triaging essential services to fill gaps through contingency and incident response planning systems using artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, in processing threat intelligence and gathering insights on the noise from alerts, accurately and with an increased speed in reducing response times. Conducting a business impact analysis (BIA) in processing organizational deliverables and information could help to establish facts, implementation of business continuity plans (BCP), and preparing to respond in handling risks of exposures to attacks and backup contingencies with disaster recovery plans (DRP) in accounting for an organization’s loss of assets. The evaluation of risks against critical assets helps organizations deployment of safeguards to mitigate security risks of threats.