Why Cybersecurity should be top of mind

05 October 2020

Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly more resourceful, discovering and exploiting new threat avenues in the developing age of digital business transformation.

But of course, while cyber criminals are growing ever more resourceful, so too are the solutions to fight back.

Services and applications to prevent attacks are increasing in sophistication, and there’s growing recognition that responsibility for identifying and implementing appropriate cybersecurity measures starts at the top – with a business’ senior executives, directors and boardroom members.

But, as no two businesses are the same, security measures appropriate for each business will indeed be as individual as the business itself. As the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) advises, “good cybersecurity is whatever protects the things you care about. This means that, whilst there is some good practice that applies in most situations, ‘good’ cybersecurity for one organisation may not be good for another. Good cybersecurity has to work for you; it has to be appropriate to your systems, your processes, your staff, your culture and, critically, has to be appropriate for the level of risk you are willing to accept.”

To be able to combat cybersecurity threats effectively, you need to be able to spot patterns in the network. This takes in both technology and user education because intrusions can occur over months and potentially even years before they’re detected.

When considering the increasingly critical topic of cybersecurity, it’s essential to take the advice of IT experts and the advice they can offer on individual business requirements. While generic security measures are incorporated into the solutions and services created to meet the demands of today’s workplace and evolving threat landscape, and may be sufficient to meet basic requirements, taking a layered approach and implementing additional security measures may just keep your business safe and sound.

Best practice would be to have in-depth defences, doing this properly is about a lot more than having an up-to-date antivirus engine. You need to be able to identify anomalies and see patterns as they’re developing, and not when it’s too late.

Helping with identifying key areas to work on is Auxilion’s cybersecurity risk assessment service which assesses and analyses your business’s infrastructure and comes back with results and recommendations to help you prevent cybersecurity threats in a clear and easy to understand manner.

If you would like to hear more about Auxilion’s cybersecurity risk assessment you can view our service offering or contact a member of our team today.


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