It’s hard to overstate how important cybersecurity is in today’s IT environment. Everything is rapidly evolving, from company reach, to employee device usage, to the techniques and strategies used by bad actors all over the globe. This makes it essential to get cybersecurity right.
There is no ‘one-size fits all’ cybersecurity methodology. An effective cybersecurity program will follow the IT model of evaluating people, process, and technology. An HMC Technology Security Assessment can help with all three.
Intentionally or otherwise, people are often the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity. Phishing attacks can cause people to inadvertently click on bad links or run malware, and social engineering attacks can cause people to give up access to sensitive information or accounts. Simple human error can sometimes leave things insecure enough to cause a data breach.
Robust security policy can go a long way in helping avert security breaches. Protocols and step-by-step instructions on what to do in case of unusual activity help a lot. This is particularly noteworthy in the case of social engineering- employees are far more likely to deny an attacker the information they are after if there is a strong, no-exceptions-allowed policy in place when it comes to how they should handle sensitive information.
Technology is often the first place people go to plug a real (or perhaps only perceived) security hole. Often times, however, the technology is not configured correctly. In a worst case scenario, an expensive purchase will be worthless because the product simply doesn’t do what the purchasing company needs it to.