Last week, we went through why training is such a crucial part of your business’ cybersecurity process. This week we will turn our attention to some of the tools and other strategies that your organization should be using to mitigate security threats.
If training is the first step in positively securing your business, the next step would be to ensure that you have the tools in place that make this possible. For today’s businesses, there are a lot of tools that are available. Here are three:
The basic strategy of monitoring anything is adopted as a risk mitigation technique. The more actively you keep on top of any situation, the less you are likely to be surprised. In 2023, cyberattacks are mostly deployed clandestinely and the more you know about your network and infrastructure, the more likely they will remain in tip-top shape and free from outside threats.
For many businesses, the endpoints have changed over the past decade. Once limited to workstations, today there are a litany of devices from mobile phones to unsecured Internet of Things devices that can be a way into your business’ network. With a lot of businesses supporting remote workers businesses are finding that there are far more endpoints than they once thought. Secure your endpoints, and you’ll find your organization’s cybersecurity will be stronger.
With all the things you are doing to help you keep scammers out of your network, if something finally does get in, you have to know it, and have a strategy to eliminate it. Some companies that spend millions of dollars on security are taken down by a single piece of code that executes ransomware. It’s as dangerous as that. With millions of threats being thrown your business’ way each year, there’s no chance you stop them all. Threat detection and remediation will make all the other efforts worthwhile.
To get your business to where you want it to go you need to manage its exposure to threats. To learn more, contact the professional technicians at SCW at (509) 534-1530 today.
About the author
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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