Secure your future: conquer cybersecurity goals for the year ahead

January 10, 2024
1 min read

Ever-larger attack surfaces, more sophisticated attackers, and increasingly complex IT infrastructures mean that many firms will be challenged to keep their cybersecurity heads above water in the year ahead. A recent study found that half of all organizations feel that cyber threats are now too complex for them to deal with themselves. In order to stay ahead of the curve, businesses need to establish a central repository of whitelisting policies, implement and enforce access policies that are not dependent on manual configurations or variable homegrown scripts, revoke digital privileges immediately when an employee leaves, prevent users from accessing the wrong files, and build a consistent process for adding new applications while applying appropriate user policies to them. It is also important to cultivate a healthy approach to cybersecurity and a positive business culture. Organizations need to move beyond a reactive stance, and consider resilience, automation, empowerment, and holistic risk management. It is crucial to separate IT and information security and prioritize security risks compared to other IT projects. Organizations should also consider seeking third-party help, but remember that you cannot outsource control.

In order to tackle the problem yourself, a change of attitude is required. Organizations need to move beyond a reactive, rules-based stance and consider resilience, automation, empowerment, and holistic risk management. It is important to cultivate a positive and collaborative working culture in order to foster great results. For those organizations finding it hard to keep up, partnering with a Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP) might be a solution. However, it is important to ensure that control is not ceded to the MSSP. Ultimately, it is up to organizations to reassess their threats and capabilities, and organizations should seek feedback from their workforce in order to improve their cyber security culture.

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