Authors: Satwinder Singh Rupra
Affiliation: Masinde Murilo University of Science and Technology


Keywords: Cybersecurity strategy, Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS), Cybercrime, defence mechanisms
ABSTRACT. In today's digital age, organizations face an unprecedented array of cybersecurity challenges, ranging from sophisticated cyber threats to regulatory compliance mandates. This paper presents a comprehensive examination of cybersecurity strategies aimed at fortifying organizational defences and safeguarding sensitive data. The paper begins by delineating the evolving threat landscape, highlighting the prevalence of cyberattacks such as phishing, ransomware, and social engineering. It underscores the critical role of human factors in cybersecurity and advocates for regular user training to cultivate a culture of security awareness within organizations. Subsequently, the paper delves into the importance of effective policies in managing cybersecurity risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Furthermore, the paper explores advanced cybersecurity technologies, specifically Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS), as integral components of a comprehensive defence strategy. Lastly, the paper concludes by advocating for a holistic approach to cybersecurity that integrates human-centric training, policy frameworks, and advanced technologies. It underscores the importance of recognizing technology as an enabler rather than a panacea, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to mitigate cyber risks and protect organizational assets. By adopting a multi-faceted cybersecurity strategy organizations can bolster their defences, mitigate risks, and safeguard sensitive data in an increasingly hostile digital environment.


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