Our world depends on technology almost entirely. One will have to say: Our life does not go smoothly without technical equipment and devices. That said, we must protect those devices against a various number of risks or threats. That is expensive and costly. At present risk analysis is mainly focussed on technical boxes. Every single device is protected against any risk you can think of. At least they try to do so. In the following I will sketch an approach that narrows towards the problem from the business processes point of view rather than hardware.
In that context I wonder whether there is a way to cut down costs of protective measures. What, if we could minimize areas to be protected? What, if we could decrease the number of areas to be protected? We would have to protect only one single room rather than the entire house. We would have to protect only ten houses instead of twenty. I think, the costs of our protective measures would drop dramatically.
With this process oriented approach I do not look at all technical components and their risk factors. Instead of that, I filter those parts of the process that are really important. And only the technical components that are involved in those parts have to be guarded – by all means possible. Weiterlesen