Lapses in cyber security cannot be remedied if no threat detection procedure is in place for them. Knowing what kind of security policies you should enforce reduces the risk of a breach. Identified risks should be prioritized to grant you the capability to dedicate protection to the most integral parts of your organization.
Following are strategies to help you gauge and adjust your company’s data security.
To have a clear idea of any possible threats you might be facing, we must first assess your computers, software, data and information, and networks and determine the most efficient and effective way to protect you. Interviewing the client and assessment of the infrastructure may be needed to establish a view of the current situation of your computing environment and discover any security issues that need addressing. When these vulnerabilities and threats have been determined, you should be provided with a report detailing weaknesses in your systems and how you can improve them.
Penetration testing is the process of testing a system or a network to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities an attacker can take advantage of. These vulnerabilities and weaknesses in security can be identified by gathering information on the possible target and entry points in your network and attempt to hack or break-in, much like how a hacker would try and penetrate your network. The main purpose of a penetration test is to find existing security issues before a hacker can get to them first.
Attending training courses in on ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), Linux and Windows systems, pfSense, and the like can give you an idea on what else you can do or undertake to
To protect your data from the ever-growing threat landscape, you should consider SaaS or software-as-a-service. Typically, these subscription-based services include anti-virus, anti-malware/spyware applications, and software that detect intrusions and verify authentications. Penetration testing and security event management can also be included in these services although they usually fall under security.
A security operations center (SOC) is a centralized unit that deals with security issues on an organizational and technical level. Composed of certified security engineers using a specific software suite, they will support your security unit and IT department by monitoring for fluctuations in your defenses. The SOC can analyze and diagnose system and network events in real time, differentiate actual attacks from false positives, and apply set directives. Based on the system and network activity, the SOC can provide you with technical reports that emphasize which risks are most harmful to your organization, and corrective actions you can implement to remediate the deficiency in your security.
No business or organization is safe from hackers who want to exploit any weakness, no matter how tiny, in your network. It is better to take precautionary steps now and reduce the risks of suffering through an attack that can cripple your infrastructure.