As digital transformation takes hold, organizations must learn what their IT security vulnerabilities are — and how best to address them.
Emerging technologies, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT), are taking global connectivity to a new level, opening fresh and compelling opportunities for both adopters and, unfortunately, Attackers. A multi-faceted approach is necessary when you are considering your company’s level of cyber-security. The following simple steps will help you to bring your cyber-security up a gear:
ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CYBER-SECURITY While following security best practices is essential to network security, many organizations remain unaware of, or pay little attention to, the weakest link in the security chain: people. It doesn’t make sense to try to solve what is essentially a human problem solely with technical means. Educating users leads to an alert organization in which users report every suspicious thing they encounter.
IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS INTERNET SECURITY RISKS IMMEDIATELY Once a risk is identified, users and IT professionals must be committed to addressing it, with the support of executives. In a perfect world, security professionals would strive to create a risk-free environment. That’s not possible, however, because some degree of risk is inherent in every action an organization takes. Simply telling people what not to do is rarely effective, particularly if what they’re doing saves time and produces positive results. It is more effective to focus more on implementing actions that all members of your organization are comfortable with in order to achieve the best method of cyber-security for you.