By their very nature, defense companies have an obligation to protect their IT infrastructure and the data and secrets it supports. While an attack by malicious actors is not good for any business, the threats to defense industry organizations go beyond matters of cost and reputation. The intellectual property secured behind your digital borders could lead to severe damage in the real world.
The best way to harden security is to address weaknesses with a multifaceted approach. Implementing a well-defined IT governance model limits opportunities for mistakes or inadvertent breaches. Penetration testing allows you to launch a planned attack against your own network and find weak links in your digital defenses before hackers can get to them. Security assessments take stock of what you have and what you’ve done to date to see where improvements will have the greatest impact. Comprehensive risk management takes it even further, allowing you to address the worst risks immediately and plan to resolve others over time.