Understanding the role and significance of digital assets is paramount in today’s digital era. SecondSight offers a unique perspective on digital assets and presents a way for organizations to effectively identify, manage, and protect these assets.
Step 1: Understanding What a Digital Asset Is
A digital asset, in our perspective, is a technology component that stores organizational data and supports your organization’s ability to generate value. It could be as small as a single file or as large as an entire database. Noteworthy examples include shared drives, Customer Relationship Management programs (CRMs), email systems, and more.
Step 2: Categorizing Your Digital Assets
Identifying and categorizing digital assets is a crucial step in managing them. We recommend grouping your digital assets into four categories according to their significance to your organization:
Step 3: Assigning Ownership
Assigning a responsible party to each digital asset is essential. This individual will be in charge of implementing and managing controls to satisfy the resilience requirements of the digital assets in their care.
Step 4: Incorporating a Broad Risk Management Approach
Our risk management approach covers four pivotal sectors: digital assets, networks & environments, people, and organization & process. This comprehensive approach ensures that all aspects of digital risk are accounted for and managed effectively.
Step 5: Utilize Tools for Continuous Monitoring and Risk Analysis
To continuously monitor and analyze digital behavior over time, tools like our Risk Tracker can be employed. Here’s how a tool like Risk Tracker can help:
This 5-step approach will not only help in effectively identifying and managing digital assets but also ensure they are protected and their risks mitigated. Digital assets are vital to your organization’s success, so it’s crucial to stay on top of managing them effectively and proactively.