If you’ve ever been told that having poorly designed cyber security strategies is actually worse than having no strategy at all, you might be shaking your head in disbelief. But when you consider behaviors exhibited in situations where the strategies are lacking and then see the results of those behaviors, you might agree. Cyber security skills are a must in today’s risky climate.
Organizations are rushing into a digitized format and leaving out some important steps along the way. First and foremost, have a team of dedicated professionals on the task of securing your network and your data. Many organizations lack these resources, which is why outsourcing them has to be a step in the cyber security strategy.
The Rise of the Cyber Criminal
Becoming more digitized has a slew of advantages attached to it, but there is also risk involved. Digitization is a cyber criminal’s dream, as they know a portion of organizations going through the process will leave doors open – and they’ll waltz right through gaining access to anything and everything they want, and perhaps even demanding a ransom for your data.
Ransomware attacks are definitely on the rise, but phishing, malware, whaling, social engineering, “man-in-the-middle” attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and several other threats are also on the rise. These were increasing in frequency prior to the pandemic, but the remote-work situation made these attacks even more common as more vulnerabilities became apparent.
Improving Cyber Strategies
The reason having no security plan in place is better than having a bad one is because you gain a false sense of security with a bad plan. You make decisions you think are in line with your security practices, but they’re not. You need to be fully versed in security information and event management tools and services.
You need to have a system in place that considers everything from firewall management to mobile device management. Intrusion detection should be a must-have item on your wishlist, as should a digital forensics solution and identity and access management.
You’ve heard it before, but it deserves to be heard again: it’s not a matter of if an attack will happen to you, it’s a matter of when. Being proactive now will save you much pain and heartache later.
If you’ve balked at developing a better strategy because there are just too many options out there and you lack the cyber security skills to know what will work for you, you need to partner with an agent that makes it their full-time job to know what security options work for specific types of businesses.
That’s what we offer at eXemplify. We help our customers with managed security solutions that provide a comprehensive security solution. Don’t let your lack of cyber security skills put you in a bad spot; let us help you get in touch with the latest solutions that will bolster your strategy and reinforce your network protection. Contact us today and find out about our process.