4 Action Items for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

From election interference allegations and natural disasters to topics like cloud-service misconfigurations and API vulnerabilities the industry has been experiencing over the last couple of months, no one is immune to data breaches. Your systems and data are a constant target for hackers on the hunt. In fact, according to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report, a whopping 58% of cyber-attack victims were classified as small businesses.

As part of this October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we highlight 4 of today’s critical security challenges, and how we can proactively address them before they can wreak havoc on your bottom line.

  1. Identity Management
    Shortcomings in web application firewalls (WAF) along with misconfigurations in public-facing websites have made identity management a key factor in securing your information and systems on all sides. You must have multi-factor authentication in place to effectively avert this threat. Our Premonition™ Security Suite features managed identity verification options utilizing Duo Security technology to ensure secure application connections with every user and every device.
  1. Regular Vulnerability Testing
    Human errors in set up of application programming interfaces and cloud services are quickly becoming serious security risks. Penetration testing on a routine basis, as well as continuous monitoring provides an additional layer of protection. Our Premonition Security Suite engineers work with you to simulate tactics, techniques and procedures of real-world attackers to discover vulnerabilities to remediate before they can be used against you.
  1. Disaster Recovery
    Crafting a disaster recovery plan is not enough for true peace of mind. Performing routine dry runs can identify areas that are not meeting recovery-point expectations and time requirements, along with any vulnerabilities to remediate. Our Cloud Backup | CloudDR services take a combination approach to planning and testing rapid-recovery tactics that make business continuity easy, dependable and efficient.
  1. Security Awareness Training and Education
    From social engineering and malicious websites to ransomware and phishing, ensuring your employees are educated with the latest cyber-threat information helps protect your business assets and credibility, while promoting online safety outside of work. We provide interactive, instructor-led courses online that cover a range of relevant security topics.

Staying vigilant is only half the battle when it comes to running a threat-aware, business-aligned security program. You need multi-layered protection that extends to all your devices, systems and applications. Without it, you could become the next statistic. Gain a competitive advantage now with Premonition Security Suite. Call us at (855) PRO TELL to learn more.

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