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Revisit the Foundations of Threat Prevention

The foundations of threat prevention are multi-fold, and complex. We’ll simplify for you right here. Read on for key insights that will make your threat awareness, analysis and remediation processes easier.

1) Taking a closer look at organizational cyber security culture:

Organizational culture can directly affect the probability of and outcomes of breaches.

  • Firms with mature cyber security cultures patch systems in a timely manner, from servers to endpoints to applications.
  • On average, 18-20% of systems are missing critical security patches, and some organizations take months to complete patching tasks.

2) Compliance requirements:

Compliance is a cornerstone of threat prevention. But understand that compliance means that your organization meets minimum cyber security requirements. Compliance does not mean full cyber security protection.

  • If cyber security is a journey, compliance represents the first portion of the path. You’ll want to build out a roadmap for investment and implementation of additional IT security services.
  • To build up defenses, organizations should take a layered approach to data security. Your best bet is to invest in solutions that defend against a wide variety of threats.

3) Target Goals:

  • Prevent cyber threats with threat prevention software. You’ll want software that includes a complete IPS solution, anti-bot protections, anti-virus detection and blocking, and threat emulation. This combination of network protections will stand you in good stead, providing a strong cyber security posture.
  • Secure your IoT assets. In many instances, IoT devices were developed without an eye to cyber security. Learn about your IoT security loopholes. Where needed, contact a device’s manufacturer to learn about patches, or to recommend security fixes.
  • Apply a Zero-trust approach. The exactitudes of a Zero-trust approach for your organization will be unique and depend on your organization’s functionalities and needs. Implementing Zero-trust not only mitigates threats; it increases confidence your cyber defense strategy, and can even benefit the organization’s bottom line.