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Safeguarding Enterprises from the Clutches of Cybersecurity Threats

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, May 23, 2019

FREMONT, CA: Companies and businesses at every level are struggling against cybersecurity issues these days. Attacks have inreased substantially, and losses that the companies have to bear are growing. Threats are evolving at a constant rate and hackers are finding new ways of violating systems. To curb the risks, companies should consider a primary issue by companies. A proactive approach to fix what is wrong will lead to a reduced number of weak points where attackers can find vulnerabilities and increase the capacity of businesses to withstand any attacks.

In the very beginning, an evaluation of the security situation is imperative. For the businesses to find the proper fix, they first need to figure out the loopholes in the system. A hired team of experts who have the right amount of knowledge to deal with the security setup are the most significant advantages. Sometimes, owning a security department is not possible on the part of the companies. In such cases, finding vendors who offer security solutions can be a good option. Designing the security infrastructure should be undertaken while keeping in mind the regulations and policies in place.  If found non-compliant, the companies may end up having to pay hefty fines. 

A company should pay equal importance to each aspect of security. A comprehensive and integrated plan is the only way of thwarting any potential threat. Starting from the basics, like using anti-virus and anti-malware, companies should look to gradually incorporate advanced technological measures. Monitoring regularly through automated security tools also make it easier for companies to detect even small threats and root it out at the earliest, minimizing the damage. Companies should also chart the routes to recovery much before attacks and data breach so that they do not lose time or data in resuming normal operations.

Total dependence on technology might not be a reliable solution to the problems posed by cyber attacks. The workforce plays a crucial role in mitigating a possible attack. Training the employees can prove to be a significant advantage. An aware workforce will never make mistakes that will compromise the security of the company. By instilling confidence in the workforce and enabling them to understand how the security infrastructure works, the organization can handle testing situations if need be.

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