What is the Likelihood Your Organisation Might Experience a Cyber Attack? Really High
- Every organisation is at risk of cyber attack
- Being aware of your risk level helps with mitigation
- Cyber risk assessment creates awareness of the level of risk
The extent of cyber attack your organisation will experience will depend on the value of your organisation or the business you are engaged in.
How likely it is that our website will be attacked?
The likelihood of an attack on our website is extremely high because of the work we do.
Being acutely aware of that, we are constantly patching our web applications to reduce our level of exposure.
This is to say that the value of your organisation does not depend upon the monetary value of your asset.
The value of your organisation depends on the perception and motive of the hacker.
The bank is likely to attract economic criminals.
Government institutions are likely to attract terrorists, foreign actors, script kiddies or hackervists.
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Therefore, understanding the motivation of threat actors that might attack your institution is the first step in the process of cyber security risk assessment.
Understanding the value they place on your organisation will determine the level of risk you are exposed to, therefore, the amount of resources that will be required to mitigate those risks.
For help with assess your current cyber attack risk and mitigation strategies, please call +44(0)20 8798 0579.