Do It Yourself Cyber Security sounds like a good way to save time and money, and it can if setup correctly.
Cyber security is complex and comprehensive and hundreds of tasks, so how would you do DIY Cyber Security? From experience we have seen many organisations start on the basis they can DIY, but after months/years hit roadblocks that eventually force them to engaged a Cyber Security company like Vertex for help. This approach definitely works except is more expensive. This is because if there are hundreds of Cyber Security activities how does someone without decades of knowledge and experience implement Cyber Security efficiently?
In short starting DIY Cyber Security from the start will mean lots of trial and error and re-inventing the wheel. As an example did you know many Cyber Security products don’t actually deliver what they say they will. Or the order of decisions and activities matters as one product might break the features of another setup or product which will then require removing the first product. This complexity can be why many companies don’t start or their costs for Cyber Security become huge. But just because you get a Cyber Experts help, doesn’t mean you can’t DIY Cyber Security to save money.
The thing with Vertex being Cyber Experts with decades of knowledge and experience, is that we are happy to help and share. So what we find works best is at the beginning stage getting a Cyber Expert involved (Vertex) that helps put together policies, workshops and a plan on what and how to do Cyber Security for your business. Then with this plan you can easily DIY Cyber Security and for some items where you don’t have the resources or skills to DIY then leverage the Cyber Experts. This also allows you to understand upfront what is your Cyber goal e.g. ISO27001 and how much is required to achieve it.
We have helped many companies achieve ISO27001, SOC2, DISP so if you are starting or even already started your Cyber Security journey reach out to the Cyber Experts at Vertex to see how we can help make it a smooth journey.