Costs of deficient security
When a breach occurs, it means your
security failed. These questions will help qualify and quantify the
cost of that failure:
- How efficient are you? How many
false positives distract your security team and how many actual
cyber security incidents do you uncover?
- Are you
prioritizing correctly? How many cyber security incidents have an
actual business impact and qualify for further investigation?
- Are you learning about your attackers? How many cyber security
incidents can be fully investigated to determine threat actors
- What is your security protecting? How many
of your solutions actively support a security policy or protect a
quantifiable business asset?
Costs of breach consequences
After a data breach, you need to figure
out exactly what you will lose, how much, and what to do about it.
These questions will help you calculate business losses:
- How much money will you lose based
on information, such as intellectual property (IP) or personally
identifiable information (PII), lost through the data breach?
- How much money will you lose to notification costs, lawsuits,
fines, audits and brand damage when the data breach becomes
- How much time will it take to resolve the breach—to
identify and address all affected systems, and respond to
- How much will you be fined if your security
practices don't comply with security policies and requirements?
Cost analysis is a habit
Although many security experts only ask
these questions when they first set up their security programs,
analyzing your costs is an ongoing process. By staying alert to
changes in the cost of a data breach, you get a better sense of when
and how your security programs need to be revisited or updated.
FireEye can help you develop a better awareness of your risks and
capabilities. This, in turn, will strengthen your security posture to
manage and resolve future cyber threats.
Reduce costs with adaptive defense
The FireEye Adaptive Defense approach
helps reduce false positives, ensure policy compliance, determine
which threats will have a more serious potential business impact and
emphasizes best practices for incident resolution. Advanced threat
intelligence also enables you to detect advanced malware that
traditional solutions can't.