October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – What’s your plan?

Just as hope is not a strategy, ignorance is not a plan. Cybersecurity planning starts with a review of your cybersecurity goals, requirements and obligations. Add an assessment of risk plus technical and social vulnerabilities and this will lead you to a robust strategy for improving your security posture. Information Security is not a one-and-done project; it requires constant monitoring, awareness and reassessment.

Make sure that you have an assessment and strategy related to these eight areas and a program to evaluate them on an ongoing basis:

  • Antivirus/Anti Malware
  • Patch and Update Management
  • Web Protection
  • Email Protection
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Employee Awareness Training
  • Compliance with appropriate security frameworks
  • Policies and Procedures

Every day in the news, we’re reading about a new threat or breach. While this will continue to be the case, having a plan for improving your security profile will allow you to sleep better at night. When you’re looking for a partner to help you get started, or evaluate how your secure journey is going, turn to Walker.