There are a number of ways malicious cyberattacks can infiltrate your organization. Recent global cyber breaches help to underscore the importance of taking precautionary measures to ensure your system doesn’t fall victim. When it comes to cybersecurity, what can you do to diminish your risks?
Find Your Weak Spots
Adopting a full risk assessment plan is an excellent place to begin. This not only shows you everything your company possesses, but it will also reveal to you what most cyber thieves will want. Keep in mind that while your intellectual property might be among the top pieces of data you want to protect, it’s the customer data that can lead to the most fines should you become compromised.
Identifying Vulnerable Systems
Analyze your systems and networks for other weak areas. One of the most basic ways to shore up some areas is to make sure your software is up to date. Many vendors offer security solutions in their updates that can help prevent attacks. You can also work with an intrusion detection and prevention system to identify internal risks and activity that occurs outside of your network.
What is the Worst-Case Scenario?
When you work through a business impact scenario, knowing the details of the worst that can happen in the event of a cyber attack will help you establish how to react to such a situation. If your operations will be affected by an attack, you’ll now have the knowledge to know what steps to take to recover, and then protect against future attacks.
Keep a Hazard Log
You are going to find that there are hazards that exist internally and externally. Keep a close eye on these and what entities might be most interested in compromising these areas. For instance, stay informed on the cybercrimes that relate to these hazard areas and understand how they’re carried out. Some attacks come from the inside, which means you need to identify who has access to what.
Know what you have and what is at risk, and take time to make a list of which items fall under the most pressing cybersecurity issues. Go through your list one by one and establish what protocols will help to remediate risk. You might find that some of these priorities will require outside help.
At Copper State Communications, we have more than three decades of experience in business IT and telecommunications technology. We also have a 99 percent customer satisfaction rating, and that’s due in part to our 24/7 support services. Our advanced IT and telecom services keep your data safe and secure. Talk to us today about how we can address cybersecurity issues you have.