Cybersecurity Strategies

cybersecurity strategies
cybersecurity strategies

It is from this premise that the strategies of creating security systems for corporate environments depart, whose tactics vary according to the nature of the activities developed and the data stored. Some factors, however, should always be considered when designing this strategy and generating an effective plan of action.

Data analysis

It must be taken into account that the data in need of protection can originate both in the company’s own records and in the records provided by clients. Therefore, it is worth listing all the data generated internally – financial statements, historical purchases and supplier banks are examples.

The second segment of data is those provided by customers, such as telephone, email, documentation and payment data. When they are inserted into the company’s digital environment, such as in e-commerce, it is necessary to consider the security mechanisms that a person’s computer has and the fact that all of the files of the computer may be vulnerable at the time of access. Therefore, it is essential that your site or system is a secure environment and that guarantees their integrity even when the user does not.

Evaluation of the system used

The systems used within the company and its customers are not always the safest in the market, even if they have excellent handling and functionality. However, there is no definitive metric to establish which systems are safer, as this depends heavily on users. “Software can be secure for one company and not necessarily provide what it takes for another. That’s why assessment needs to be done carefully and in a personalized way, analyzing the conditions of each location and needs, “explains Caraponale.

Identification of weak points

Once the system has been analyzed, it is necessary to identify clearly which are the weaknesses and which can be possible vulnerable breaches. Operational failures, as well as misunderstandings in the use of the system, need to be mapped in detail so that possible threats can be predicted and addressed. At the same time, strengths can be stressed and strengthened in the system, as long as they are important for maintaining safety effectively or that can serve as a support for other needs. “Hiring an invasion test can be very useful at this stage of the project,” explains Caraponale.

Creation and implementation of security systems

Having in hand a detailed overview of the information elements of the company, it is time to see what are the cyber security solutions that apply in the context of that organization. If one of the vulnerable elements is user access, for example, deploying security keys and creating and recovering password metrics may be the best way forward, while more advanced and dynamic encryption might be the most appropriate way to internal databases. “It is important that at this stage of the project, a system of vulnerability assessment and monitoring 24 hours or even the contracting of managed monitoring services are chosen and implemented. Hackers and fraudsters do not choose time to work and new vulnerabilities are discovered daily, “adds Dario Caraponale.

Training

Parallel to all these processes, there is a need for an intense process of empowering the people that operationalize these systems and solutions. Many of the security breaches happen at opportunities caused by human errors, which can be minimized through training and awareness programs for the use of security systems, data management and even eventual access to registries and other data.