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Cyber Awareness

Major cybersecurity breaches are happening all around us. We hear of the impacts on large conglomerates and corporations: hackers infiltrating networks and systems to steal a significant amount of client’s private and personal information as well as other intellectual property. Smaller and less widely known businesses may not feel threatened by isolated incidents impacting larger companies, but this is dangerous mindset to have. No matter the size of your organization, company data is valuable to cybercriminals. Organizations of all sizes should secure their information and ensure their security posture is strong.

Be Aware

There are many threats facing organizations today, and it can be daunting to maintain awareness of them all. Cybercriminals use numerous attack methods to infiltrate an organization’s system and capture sensitive information. Any information cybercriminals access can be costly to the organization. Organization’s can be liable for compensating clients or employees whose information has been exposed. An organization’s reputation is often damaged after being attacked, as people view the organization as being careless when it comes to securing sensitive information.

Common cyberattack methods every business, big and small, should be cognizant of include:

Malware. Malware attacks are conducted by hackers using compromising or malicious software. Typically, this software contains a computer virus which can damage a computer or network.

Social engineering. Social engineering attacks occurs when malicious parties try to manipulate others into providing valuable and, often, personal information

Phishing. Phishing is a type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent message designed to trick a person into revealing sensitive information or to deploy malicious software on the victim’s network.

Organizations should participate in annual cybersecurity training from qualified professionals to further understand how cybercriminals could take advantage of networks, systems, and employees. Cybersecurity training is often offered by Managed Security Service Providers. Through this training, cybersecurity professionals can inform the organization of the best security practices to implement when conducting day to day tasks, as well as prepare the team for various methods of attack, such as email phishing.

Be Proactive

Developing an effective risk management plan and hiring a team of cybersecurity professionals to monitor and strengthen the organization’s network is one of the best ways to be proactive in reducing security vulnerabilities.

A Security Risk Management Plan

All organizations should develop rules and procedures as part of a security risk management plan. This plan should dictate what employees can do to keep information, data, and accounts secure. Part of an effective risk management plan is ensuring that all networks are protected through the implementation of strong procedures. Organizations should also govern and monitor access to all networks, as well as the authentication of the users, and also be aware of how applications should be updated to ensure the most recent software is available on the network. A risk management plan should include a commitment to and schedule of assessments and testing to ensure the most up to date and best cybersecurity practices are implemented.

Hire a Managed Security Service Provider

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) are security experts that help protect organizations from cybersecurity attacks. Experienced cybersecurity professionals at MSSPs conduct testing on the organization to determine where the most amendable cyberthreats are, as well as respond to active security incidents when they occur. MSSPs will help organizations strengthen and remediate weaknesses in an organizations network and procedures, as well as monitor the organization for any intrusions or compromise of data. Professionals at MSSPs provide training to employees and all users within the network.

Contact Cyber74

As an MSSP with qualified cybersecurity professionals who have decades of experiences in the industry, Cyber74 sets itself apart through our dedication to clients and expertise on the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Our team is knowledgeable on the best practices for organizations who seek to safeguard networks and information. We are happy to discuss cybersecurity solutions to meet the needs of your organization

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Shelby York

Shelby York is an experienced Technical Writer with a background in professional editing, proofreading, and content writing. She communicates strategically through digital mediums and explains complicated concepts and technical information to targeted audiences.