I’ve seen many growing organizations succumb to cyber threats by taking too static of a stance on their own protection. In my first blog, I talked about the importance of assessing and charting your cybersecurity journey. My blog that followed discussed what comes next – establishing a comprehensive guide for addressing the gaps in your system.
Those first two steps are important, but they won’t get your environment where it needs to be unless you follow up and execute the remediation based on the findings of cyber specialists. This means matching previously identified gaps with the appropriate solutions. The right managed cyber services will have the tools to help you identify which solutions are needed to strengthen your security posture.
Establish a Guide to Improve Your Cybersecurity
Your cybersecurity guide should identify precisely how to upgrade your protection plans and organizational security policies, as well as any necessary security awareness training. It can also establish which tests you’ll need, the variables included in them, and how often they take place moving forward. Remember, this is a journey. Understanding the real-time, proactive, and scheduled health checks will be necessary to maintain your IT environment in the months and years to come.
The Latest IT Strategy: Simulate a Hacker’s Campaign
Red teaming – performing simulations of threats or attacks to reveal vulnerabilities – is becoming a common tool in cyber assessments. If this is part of your solution, a Managed Service Provider (MSP) with expertise in this area would perform continuous penetration testing or ethical hacking. Red teaming can prove your cyber security posture is up to snuff, or indicate where weaknesses could be exploited that should be remediated on an ongoing basis.
So, Where Does Your Organization’s IT System Go from Here?
Putting the right practices in place isn’t just a smart idea. It can mean the difference between survival and going under in the event of a data breach or other event. While the vast majority of businesses with a disaster recovery system in place fully recover their operations, those who don’t and suffer a major data disaster are typically out of business within one year.
Don’t get me wrong. There is no one solution for every organization. That’s why the first stage – thoroughly assessing your situation – is so crucial to having a successful outcome. Half the battle is figuring out how to improve your organization’s cybersecurity system once you have advanced security support. One benefit of working with an industry-leading provider is that it gives you access to countless tools and services based on your individual needs.
A comprehensive solution will utilize tools such as:
- Anti-malware software
- EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response)
- VM (vulnerability management)
- SIEM (SecurityI Incident Event Management) to collect and analyze log data
- SOC (Security Operations Center) consisting of personnel and software to handle security events
- Email security
- Security awareness training
Mapping out the right journey for your organization is a lot to process, let alone implement. Take advantage of DYOPATH’S team of experts, who combine cybersecurity experience with specialization in all the latest IT tools and services. Schedule a meeting with a specialist today to find out more about what our Advanced Security Services can do for you.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you’ve been following our campaign, I hope I shed some light on how charting your cybersecurity journey can bring you lasting protection. Learn more about DYOPATH and our diverse offerings by visiting our website.
Patrick Clary, President & Chief Operating Officer
About the author: Patrick Clary is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DYOPATH. He is responsible for planning and executing the overall vision, mission, strategy, and operations of the organization. Clary’s greatest strengths are leadership, risk mitigation, change management, and a passion for problem solving. He is known for having his finger on the pulse of DYOPATH’S major business initiatives, delivering operational excellence and an ability to provide guidance, and mitigating risk by asking questions.