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6 Key Elements to Monitoring and Maintaining Cybersecurity Risk Levels
To keep your cybersecurity risk levels low, it’s important to take a robust and multifaceted approach to your organization’s cybersecurity risk management strategy. Many companies neglect their cybersecurity because they don’t think they’re likely to be targeted. It’s important to realize that cybercriminals rarely target specific entities; they simply cast as wide of a net as they can and hope they find someone who assumed investing in cybersecurity wasn’t necessary. Here are our tips for the six areas and solutions within your cybersecurity strategy you should prioritize to protect your company from unnecessary cybersecurity risks.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a field of cybersecurity predicated on the marriage of SIM and SEM. SIEM solutions help organizations achieve visibility into threats and accelerate response times by monitoring systems and activities. If your SIEM solution detects irregular activity, it can trigger a sequence of actions and alerts that enable your cybersecurity team to spring into action. SIEM helps to mitigate damages and eliminate downtime by enabling your organization to respond to threats with immediacy.
Zero-Day Threat Protection
A zero-day exploit also called a zero-day vulnerability, is a security weakness that has not yet been discovered. This means that the team members who would be responsible for resolving that vulnerability have not yet come across it and have had no opportunity to resolve it. Because they haven’t had a chance to fix the issue, the exploit has had zero days to be addressed, hence the name. A zero-day attack is a cyber attack that preys on undetected vulnerabilities, i.e. exploits that the organization isn’t aware of. Zero-day threat protection is a cybersecurity strategy that helps organizations combat zero-day attacks, immediately identify vulnerabilities, and avoid having zero-day exploits in their systems.
Endpoint Protection & Security Monitoring
Devices, known as endpoints, such as computers, servers, and phones are connected to your network to send and receive information. These endpoint protection solutions monitor each device and examine their contents for malicious activity. Security monitoring and endpoint protection solutions are designed to block malware and detect attempts to use malware or other tools of cyberattack. Endpoint protection helps keep potential threats isolated, identify point-of-origin on attacks, and protect your network against malware.
Dark Web Monitoring
When data is stolen, it’s often published or sold on the Dark Web. Dark Web monitoring is a threat intelligence tactic that scans for information on the Dark Web, whether it’s personal details, user credentials, or company intel. Dark Web monitoring allows you to locate leaked data and remediate damages as soon as possible.
Identity Access Management
Identity access management is a strategic cybersecurity approach that dually leverages policies and technology solutions to ensure that the correct users—and only the correct users—have access to the technology and resources that they need. Identity access management alerts allow your cybersecurity team to monitor logins to look for unapproved access attempts.
Web filtering prevents users on your network from accessing websites that aren’t for business use or that carry a high risk of malicious content until it has completed a scan to check for relevant cyber threats.
A Cybersecurity Managed Service Provider
If all of those cybersecurity solutions, strategies, and concerns sound overwhelming to manage, don’t worry. A cybersecurity-managed service provider can help. At CyberTeam, our cybersecurity experts have the experience and technology you need to protect your company from cyber attacks. Our cybersecurity risk management solutions help our clients protect their business interests and intelligence so they can focus on growing. Interested to know if working with CyberTeam is right for your business? Schedule a risk assessment to learn more about your cybersecurity vulnerabilities and how we can help.