CYBER HYGIENE CHECKLIST
By keeping up your cybersecurity hygiene, your company can avoid the vast majority of breaches that occur. It is so simple, and yet, so often overlooked.
Think about it…
Would you continue to build a house on a cracked foundation? Or plant new seeds in a bed of weeds?
Why then, would you be willing to implement more hardware or architectural designs, without fixing your network and security foundation?
A strong and stable foundation is essential to support your future growth.
Here are some good habits to have when it comes to your cyber hygiene:
- Scan network devices (NGFW, switches, WAP’s) for vulnerabilities
- Patch equipment inline with vendor and IVA updates
- Review and analyze historical data and trends
- Establish and follow a set network and security coverage schedule
Download the full Cybersecurity Hygiene Checklist to see if your habits support a defendable network.
Download the Checklist
Deciding between keeping IT security tasks in-house or relying on a partner with specialized expertise, can be compared to managing home improvement projects. There are many things you can try to repair using the Do-It-Yourself approach. If everything goes just right, you might save yourself some money, and hopefully, you’ve got time left over to relax. But what if everything goes wrong?
Take a moment and think about your company’s network as your home. In our houses, we go to great length to secure ourselves—doorknob locks, deadbolts, smart locks. Now look at your corporate network, how do you feel about the front door of your network? Does it give you the same sense of security that the front door of your home does? This is why we need network security.
Once ransomware is resident on a system, it can be a simple money collection exercise or a means to an end to capture intellectual property. Lost intellectual property may allow an organization in another country to leap forward and deliver your discoveries.