Do you have a security plan in place to protect and minimize your business risk? If you have the policies, are you training your employees to understand them? By creating a plan, it will provide the road map to where your organization needs to be. It will also help you make decisions regarding balancing your employee’s productivity needs against your organization’s security goals. Below is a basic overview of things to consider before you develop your plan.
Take Inventory and Update
Take a comprehensive inventory of your current environment identifying all your vulnerable points. This should include all of your hardware/software assets, as well as your internet and cloud-based services. Be sure your software and hardware are updated, as they can be a critical security flaw. More than 20 percent of high-risk cyber threats are a result of outdated software or missing O/S patches.
Review Cloud Based Entry Points
With the significant increases in the proliferation of mobile technology and smartphones, and an ever-growing dependency on cloud-based resources, company information may be open to exposing sensitive information or unwanted attacks. Test to ensure your network is secure and confidential information is not being exposed online.
Implement a Multi-Layered Approach
Diversify the types of security measures being used including Firewalls at the hardware layer, spam filters, anti-virus solutions, file level permissions, multi-factor authentication and be sure all of it is upgraded. If you are using cloud resources, is the environment compliant and are you managing your cloud servers correctly?
Identify all Potential Risks and Create Your Plan
List all potential threats or risks to your business. Things like damage, disaster, employee negligence or misconduct with social media, crime, technical failure at your place of business, or external threats like malicious malware or ransomware. You need to understand all potential threats before you construct your plan.
Security should always be a work in progress –setting up a strategic plan for your business is critical. If you are interested in learning more about how our team can help, contact us at (845) 735-3555 or visit us www.superiortechnology.com
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