Let 2018 be the year you make it a priority to improve your business’ network security. With threats like ransomware, malware, and data breaches happening more often, it’s time to look at your overall network security investment. It must be a priority for your business to not only protect your data but your customers’ personal information as well. How do you make the most of your network security investment? Utilize features such as cloud computing, biometric identification and authentication, security analysis, and managed security services.
When you think of a network security investment, you think of money. But there is more to it than throwing money and time at the problem. Here is a comprehensive list of some of the ways organizations from around the world have prioritized cyber security. (Looking to get the most out of your security budget? Click here for tips on stretching your dollar further.)
- Education and training – By training your staff on the fundamentals of cybersecurity, you are doing your company, your vendors, and your clients a big favor. They just may take some of what they’ve learned and use it for their own protection. Understanding the risks that are prevalent today, will help your business see tomorrow.
- Prioritize risk management – Making risk management, that is in this context the action of mitigating risk brought by threats that include software vulnerabilities, hacking attacks, and malware, a management-level responsibility makes cybersecurity governance an organizational priority.
- A multi-layered security approach – By tracking the movement of data out of your network, and prioritizing the protection of said data, you also protect the architecture that runs on that network.
- Threat monitoring and sharing – Sharing threat data with vendors, clients, and other entities, can have a positive effect on your organization’s ability to mitigate risk because, by-in-large, those organizations will share the threats they encounter with you.
- Effective breach response – With the use of innovative tools that include enterprise firewalls and spam filters, the moment a breach is reported, a breach response plan will eliminate the danger quickly and quarantine any data that shows any sign of corruption.
- Testing – Routine penetration tests to the network, as well as staff breach awareness tests can go a long way toward limiting your organizational exposure to cyber threats.
Innovative solutions and practices to ward against malware and other threats are essential for today’s business, and can endanger you company if not made a priority. To learn more, reach out to us at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).