A small to medium-size business guide to cybersecurity

The cybersecurity state of affairs can be described as too complex today.The wide range of threats from exposure of physical assets stored in an office, to “social engineering” attacks resulting in unauthorized access, or even threats that exploit obscure software vulnerabilities endanger sensitive data.

Irrespective of the threat vector used in an attack, the result of a data breach can be severe. Let us explore the options available to a small or medium sized organization to better adapt to the complex cybersecurity landscape.

Navigating the cybersecurity space may seem like a luxury or too intimidating for such organizations; there are many cybersecurity frameworks to choose from, and benefits may not be immediately visible before a breach is experienced. Customer private data, customer databases, as well as business credibility are things that organizations value, though not always taking the necessary precautions to safeguard them.

Frameworks such as the NIST cybersecurity framework, CIS controls, PCI-DSS, SOC2, ISO27000 are available to guide an organization’s cybersecurity plan implementation, while paradigms like zero-trust security set the right mentality and end-goals.

At the same time, taking the first steps on that path, and implementing basic security controls such as continuous vulnerability patching, enabling malware defenses and secure configuration, will take an organization a long way towards reducing the risk of security incidents or breaches. To learn more about security frameworks and how they can benefit your business, download the whitepaper.

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