Cybercrime is the number one threat to businesses today. One hacker can infiltrate your network and cause havoc within minutes. You need to protect the data of your company with the right cybersecurity solution to ensure you can continue with core business processes without being interrupted. The following are cybersecurity plans that you could use in your business depending on your needs:
Your network is the sum of all the devices connected to each other or connected to a router. This is a complicated system and requires a very skilled IT technician to operate. The last thing you want is a mistake in your network layer of security. It can allow hackers to enter undetected. From there, they could move laterally while infiltrating other parts of your system.
The best way to protect against a network attack is twofold: network inventory and monitoring. The first step is to take stock of all the devices on your network. That way you know what is happening at all times. The network monitoring tools allow you to see who is sending traffic to other people on the network and what device they are using. That way you can detect threats before it is too late.
In your business, you have a variety of applications that you use. Your team’s productivity depends on them being able to use the right applications at the right times. You don’t want them getting blocked out of the system because the cyber security protocol didn’t recognize their app. Luckily, with application control services a security team can help whitelist certain apps so your employees can work uninterrupted.
Hardware/Software Implementation and Management
Your security is often only as good as the hardware you are using. If it doesn’t have the right TCP/IP protocol protection, then certain viruses could slip through. This also goes for software. If you are not well versed in these topics, hire a firm who can set it up right for you at the start.
If you want to get the most out of your cyber security, you need a plan and a process that is tailored to your needs right now. The plans above can help any company secure their IT solutions so that cybercrime is not a threat any longer. So review the options above and decide which one can help you have peace of mind that your systems are safe from intruders.
To summarize, the following core components should be a part of your cybersecurity plan: (1) Network Inventory, (2) Application Control, and (3) Hardware/Software Implementation and Management. For further reading, check out our Post Mortem on Security WordPress as well as WiFi Security.