When thinking about what cybersecurity can do for your company, it’s important to plan. Considering what will work best for the type of technology you use is crucial to understanding the best fit — and how you can best protect your assets as well as your employees.
A recent story on the Bank Info Security news website applies well to any industry. In it, they raise some questions that all businesses can ask to rate how strong they are in cybersecurity. Those questions include these:
- Is remote work fully secure and is there training available for employees to work from home without risk?
- Do employees have the right tools and technology to operate securely and are personal devices regulated properly if used for work?
- What are the single points of failure that need to be checked regularly to make sure they are always available, including network devices or servers?
- How would you be able to contain a cyber-attack?
- Do you have tools in place to check who has access at all times, and if they have been affected by an attack?
- Are there plans in place to tell key stakeholders what has happened if a cyber-attack were to take place?
An article on the Homeland Security Today website, which is run by the US government, also goes into planning for businesses and how that can best be approached. It also discusses some steps the government has taken to put cyberattack defense more at the forefront.
That includes an executive order from President Joe Biden to establish new standards for how software itself is sold and purchased. A proposed Software Bill of Materials would go further into available components, making it easier to see what the vulnerabilities could be and how they can be addressed.
Here are some other aspects that could be a part of a stronger cybersecurity plan:
Assessments: Companies would do well to check on the pathways for a cyber-attack and find ways to defend against them.
Resiliency: This includes ensuring that safety systems for infrastructure, ransomware-resistant solutions and plans for what happens if customers also suffer an attack are all in place.
More secure supply chains: For buyers, it calls for understanding technological tools and how they can be vulnerable. For suppliers, keeping plans and strategies up to date with the latest technology is important.
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