Cyber-security is something that everyone should learn about because most of us manage our lives and businesses digitally. You can't afford to ignore it, and with the massive increase in cyber-attacks during the last few years, we need to collectively do our best to protect sensitive information.
Cyber Securing an Enterprise Network
Discussions about cybersecurity policies and protecting cloud security infrastructures occur continuously these days. About 60% of cybersecurity professionals say that their organizations are still learning how to apply their security policies to protect cloud infrastructures. Many organizations expect to see significant increases in their security budgets over the next year, but when it comes to their security spending, there is a significant shift toward the cloud.
How can IT leaders address security in these new cloud ecosystems? When making a checklist, they should include critical components such as:
● Corporate application access control for authenticated partners, employees, and others.
● Multi-factor authentication, data-path protection, application security, management control and visibility, and identity access delivered as a single service.
● Leverage the Internet as a WAN when adopting a cloud perimeter.
● Never trust and always verify.
● Employing other full security capabilities.
Equipment and Software for Enforcing Cyber Security Policies
It would be easier to have one secure cloud structure than spend time and money on securing 300 laptops. That is why you shouldn’t overlook hardware. Security-centered device management and policies to engage employees in the security process will significantly reduce the risk of cyber breaches. Next, you should consider using email tracking solutions to block spy mail from your inbox.
Ransomware is the most prominent cyber-security risk today. Over 4,000 businesses in the U.S are affected by ransomware each day (according to an FBI estimation). Anti-virus tools are not effective against ransomware variants because they change very quickly. There are tools that deploy bait files throughout your network that isolate the infected user once they are encrypted and stop the ransomware before it does any damage. Also, don’t forget to use SSL/TLS certificates for encrypting the data being sent between your web server and the customer’s computer.
Cyber Security Practices
Staying compliant with regulations is not enough to protect yourself from cyber-attacks, but it is an excellent first step. Make sure to perform proactive risk assessments on a regular basis to identify vulnerabilities and prepare better for cyber threats.
An excellent security strategy that allows only approved programs to run on your computer, blocking all other applications, is called application whistling. By doing this, you’ll prevent all other applications including malicious software.
Backup your data regularly by copying it to a protected system and encrypt your backups that contain sensitive information. It won’t help you stop any malware attacks but will help your business from being immobilized. Also, restrict your employee’s ability to install any applications by limiting administrative privileges, and create an incident response plan to know what steps to take when a security breach happens.
Titanium Cobra Solutions has certified experts in designing and applying information assurance systems tailored to your specific needs. Our team of highly-trained and experienced professionals can help you to bulletproof your enterprise architecture, implement cyber-security policies, respond to cyber-breach incidents, train to raise your staff cyber-threat awareness, and monitor your cloud computing and networking systems.