Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your Organization in 10 Steps

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Step 10: Don't stick with status quo

Organizations that only take security measures that the majority of other organizations are taking will find themselves at a constant and mounting disadvantage against attackers. Attackers are increasingly creative in their methods of attack. To truly gain an advantage against attackers, security and IT teams need to become more creative in how they identify and remediate the growing number of security incidents the organization continues to face.

By adopting a proactive approach that includes the option of policy-based automation, organizations can reduce the time and costs the team spends on incident response. Only then can they shift the bulk of resources from focusing on what happened in the past toward creating a safer future.

2013 was a significant year for the IT security industry, due in large part to massive attacks on companies like Target, Michaels and Yahoo. Prior to these near brand-crushing incidents, terms like "hacker," and "data breach" had yet to make their appearance within mainstream media. Security experts predict that more and more organizations will fall victim to similar attacks; hackers spend 100 percent of their time looking for vulnerabilities to capitalize on, and defenders are tasked with multiple competing priorities and need to closely protect all of their vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations must maintain vigilance against such nefarious behavior. Hexis Cyber Solutions, a provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions for commercial companies and government agencies, outlines 10 steps organizations should take to improve their response strategy and better mitigate the impact of attacks in the future.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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