Cyber attacks are best prevented when entire enterprises are communicative and vigilant. There are many ways to do this, but we have compiled a list of the most important steps to get you started. Here are five ways your teams can prevent cyber attacks together:
Know your strengths and weaknesses
Account for your sensitive information and who has access to it. If you have weak areas, it may be time to update your SOPs on file sharing. Having complete visibility of digital assets is essential for better cyber asset management to accurately know and assess the threats that the vulnerabilities in your attack surface pose.
Creating a “culture of fix”: build security awareness into your organization
Communication between security teams and other departments should be held regularly to remediate vulnerabilities faster and more efficiently. Educate other teams on the importance of risk. Risk is a cross-org concern and should be in the awareness of everyone. Employees without a cybersecurity understanding can become unknown contributors in malware attacks or creating risk. Attackers may target departments that are less aware of the signs of a potential attack.
Game Plan: playing well together
Different teams in the remediation lifecycle are working on different systems, with different workflows, and have different goals. This may create miscommunication, inefficient processes or longer dwell time. Aligning and orchestrating between teams creates a stronger barrier against cyber security and a clearer path to fix.
The c-level suite must also be a part of the loop
It is management’s job to resolve conflicts of interest, which inevitably arise between teams. This includes prioritizing remediation tasks, since not all vulnerabilities are created equal. For instance, as a rule of thumb, customer-facing assets should take precedence over internal assets that are only accessed by a few employees.
Practice makes perfect
Make Cyber Hygiene a daily practice as a shared goal towards a more secure organization, across all security programs like Vulnerability Management, Application Security, and Cloud Security.
Establishing practices like these are foundational to being proactive so you can prevent cyber attacks—the right tools and people are too. Vulcan Cyber’s risk remediation platform prioritizes vulnerabilities and recommends the right fixes. Vulnerabilities are dealt with before they turn into threats. See how Vulcan Cyber can benefit your team’s processes and help you prevent cyber attacks with Vulcan Free.