Ten ways your organisation can improve it’s security posture

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Improving your cyber security doesn’t always require complex solutions. Here are ten steps an organisation can take to enhance their cybersecurity posture:

01
Employee Training and Awareness
Educate employees about common cyber threats such as phishing, social engineering, and malware. Regular training sessions can help employees recognize and avoid potential risks. Employees can be the weakest link in the security chain, so even a little knowledge can go a long way.
02
Multi-factor Authentication
Implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for added security. If a password is compromised, enabling MFA means those credentials are useless. This is such an easy step to take and can have a huge impact on securing accounts.
03
Regular Software Updates and Patch Management
Ensure that all software, including operating systems and applications, are regularly updated with the latest security patches to address known vulnerabilities. New vulnerabilities are discovered every day and delaying updates can stop those from being patched and allow attackers an open door in.
04
Firewalls
Configure firewalls to restrict unauthorised access to the organisation's network and systems. Implement both network-level and host-based firewalls for comprehensive protection.
05
Data Encryption
Encrypt sensitive data both in transit and at rest to protect it from unauthorized access. Use encryption protocols such as SSL/TLS for web traffic and BitLocker or FileVault for data storage If data does fall into the wrong hands, you know it will be protected with encryption and be unreadable.
06
Access Control
Limit access to sensitive information and systems based on the principle of least privilege. Regularly review and update user permissions to ensure that only authorised members of staff have access to necessary resources.
07
Supplier Risk Management
Assess the cybersecurity posture of third-party vendors and partners who have access to your organisation's systems or data. Ensure that they meet your security standards and compliance requirements.
08
Security Policies and Procedures
Develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies and procedures tailored to your organisation's specific needs and regulatory requirements. Regularly review and update these documents to reflect changes in technology and threats.
09
Security Monitoring and Incident Response
Deploy intrusion detection systems (IDS) and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to monitor for suspicious activities and respond promptly to security incidents. Our SOC service is a prime example of this.
10
Regular Data Backups
Implement a regular backup strategy to ensure that critical data can be restored in the event of a ransomware attack, hardware failure, or other data loss incidents. Although not strictly a cyber security improvement, having a good backup strategy will get you back online as soon as possible and is always good practice.

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