With organizations facing new threats, an ever increasing number of assets and growing complexity of vulnerabilities, the challenge to mitigate security risks gets greater each year.
Identifying, evaluating and tracking the level of exposure on information systems is a key requirement for maintaining optimal security risk management. To satisfy this need, SniderIT provides two key technical service offers:
Identify blind spots by tracking assets and workloads across all your devices, networks, web applications and cloud environments.
SniderIT cybersecurity experts assist you in continuously identifying, prioritizing and remediating vulnerabilities across your entire environment.
Gain visibility of your entire ecosystem of technology and services.
Utilize proven benchmarks to identify and correct misconfigurations that pose security risks.
According to a recent SEC report, SMBs are the “principal target” of cyber attacks. Use this checklist to be sure your critical business data is protected
Conduct a security risk assessment. Understand potential security threats (e.g., downtime from ransomware) and the impact they may have on your business (lost revenue). Use this information to shape a security strategy that meets your specific needs
Train your employees. Because cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, an ongoing semi-annual training plan should be implemented for all employees. This should include examples of threats, as well as instruction on security best practices (e.g., lock laptops when away from your desk). Hold employees accountable.
Protect your network and devices. Implement a password policy that requires strong passwords that expire every 90 days. Deploy firewall, VPN and antivirus technologies to ensure your network and endpoints are not vulnerable to attacks. Consider implementing multifactor authentication. Ongoing network
monitoring should also be considered essential. Encrypt hard drives.
Keep software up to date. It is essential to use up-to-date software products
and be vigilant about patch management. Cyber criminals exploit software vulnerabilities using a variety of tactics to gain access to computers and data.
Create straightforward cybersecurity policies. Write and distribute a clear set
of rules and instructions on cybersecurity practices for employees. This will vary from business to business but may include policies on social media use, bring your own device, authentication requirements, etc.
Back up your data. Daily backups are a requirement to recover from data
corruption or loss resulting from security breaches. Consider using a modern data protection tool that takes incremental backups of data periodically throughout the day to prevent data loss
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