Every week, I’m sure your inbox becomes bombarded by the daily news alerts regarding the dangers of hacking attacks, phishing attempts, and data breaches. The rapidly evolving landscape poses major challenges for companies today by establishing or updating their security framework.
Information and technology managers are especially concerned about gaps created in security system controls, and processes. These will begin your ongoing shortages of resources and expertise needed to protect information or stick to compliance. Your industry and business will begin to dictate your approach to advancing your security posture. Given the scope of this problem, your security team is uncertain where to begin and how to proceed.
Begin taking a phased approach to your cybersecurity systems. Plug the most important security gaps first, following the latter when timing and process are flushed out. Typically, security gaps are created when assumptions are made surrounding your IT network, as these new threat vectors emerge as soon as updates are rolled out.
Security Is More of a Journey
Typically, companies push security initiatives through, with no real destination in sight, so it wouldn’t be likely, every gap can’t be solved at once. For this reason, it’s best to begin revisiting your security framework and any pressing risks or vulnerabilities. This better aligns our comprehensive security platforms better over time. Begin focusing efforts around securing the most important aspect of your business, for some companies, that is patient safety; for others, it’s privacy or monetary funds. By creating what is important, IT companies like ourselves can assist better in the threats haunting your business. It starts with a reference point, and if you don’t have any security framework or are unsure, it can usually be found by asking your IT manager, or the resident computer guy.
Getting cybersecurity right requires extensive experience with a multitude of business models. Hackers are always looking for ways to generate some form of social engineering to take advantage of our emotions. I get robot dialers calling my cell phone all the time, with fake stories about a prince needing my help. By following this framework, business leaders can evaluate the current and future state of business cybersecurity.
There will always be social engineering, hackers and sneaky back-door entries to software. As a result, no matter the stance on cybersecurity, it’s essential to your business to begin training the members in your organization and contribute to stopping the spread of these threats, as people will always be the weakest link when scrutinizing your cybersecurity.
Sharing the knowledge we’ve gleaned from over 30 years in IT support and consulting services, the best way to defend against the constant threat of cyber attacks for our managed service clients is with a phased approach, built from alignment and cohesion of your strategic plan, and our knowledge.
To further understand what your security framework could be, or to have any questions answered, contact us today to get started.