The conversation around cybersecurity is here to stay, and organizations must be diligent about evaluating, managing and protecting against cyber threats. When it comes to cybersecurity, the best option is to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.
But how exactly do you prepare for and protect against a cyber threat?
Answering these questions will give you a good place to start:
- Can you identify the greatest areas of exposure and vulnerability for your organization when it comes to cybersecurity?
- Do you have well-documented plans and procedures in place to protect your organization should threats, extortion or ransomware breaches occur?
- Are you aware of all points of vulnerability that come from intangible and tangible property?
- Have you evaluated the volume of connected devices flooding your workplace?
- Have your employees gone through cybersecurity training, and is that training an annual course or a one-time course?
- If well-trained employees don’t prevent a breach from occurring, what protective measures are in place to safeguard your organization?
None of those questions are easy to tackle. Each are complex and require a detailed review and understanding of the technology at play, the training needed and the planning and protective measures that must be accounted for.
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This article was a lead in piece for a webinar we held on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018. For a summary of the webinar and the recording, see Webinar Recap – The Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Risk Dissected.