How to Develop a Cybersecurity Strategy

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Every organization needs to develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy designed to avoid the common attack types we see today, and that is also flexible enough to adapt as the attack types and threat surface changes.

What Should a Cybersecurity Strategy Deliver?

In the embedded video, Fred Langston (Critical Insight's Executive VP of Professional Services) outlines the core features that a cybersecurity strategy should contain.


In summary, a cybersecurity strategy is an organization's roadmap plan for preventing cyberattacks across its network. It is an ongoing and adaptable plan that changes as new threats emerge and gets updated in response to new technologies becoming available to improve the detection and mitigation of cyber threats. The strategy is an overarching view on how you will protect data at rest, in transit over networks, and during processing by applications on servers, the cloud, and devices. A comprehensive strategy will align your organization with current best-practice standards and regulations required for your operating sector. For unregulated sectors, it is becoming increasingly standard for insurance companies to want good cybersecurity strategy plans to be in place before offering cyber insurance.

What Areas Should a Cybersecurity Strategy Address?

A comprehensive and effective cybersecurity strategy should address all the areas included in the Critical Insight Defense Services Wheel shown below:

Our expert team can work with your organization to identify your current cybersecurity posture. We will then work with you to create a cybersecurity strategy to ensure you have a comprehensive plan to maximize your budget based on your current needs.

We outline many of the day-to-day tactical cybersecurity actions that need to be parts of an effective cybersecurity strategy in our What is Ransomware, and How Do I Prevent It? article.

Contact us to start a conversation about developing or updating your cybersecurity strategy.