Cybersecurity seems to be at the top of everyone’s list of concerns, especially after the recent cyber-attack on the fuel pipeline. Your company might be losing confidence in your own security protocols and wondering where you might have vulnerabilities. As with the recent cyberattack, one, single vulnerability is all a hacker needs. Don’t worry, there are things you can do to strengthen your organization’s defense capabilities.
1. 3rd party assessment
There are many organizations out there that can help provide a vulnerability assessment to help you spot areas of security vulnerability that your organization may not be aware of. We recommend these being provided by an outside organization that can bring a different perspective in your overall security vulnerability analysis.
Strengthen your firewall defense capabilities with real-time threat intelligence. Make sure your firewall is monitored 24/7 with best practice security and provides quick, actionable information.
Scan for security blind spots. Make sure you have someone monitoring your data, ensuring you are keeping the bad stuff out and protecting the good stuff. Chasing security alerts from incongruent tools wastes time, money, and strains resources. You will want to have integrated security that exposes blind spots, while still keeping it simple to manage.
While security awareness training is important. It is also just as important to enlist preventative measures to block phishing emails from even coming into the inboxes of your users. Ensure that the security partner that you’re working with provides a User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) approach to protecting your organization’s email posture.
3. Be able to solve the problem
When a security event occurs, you will need to make sure you are receiving more than just alerts. It is important to receiving solutions and have someone to complete the remediation right away to keep your organization safe.