Introduction 

Technology is developing rapidly in the modern era and this has the effect of making cyber security complex. This makes it more difficult to accurately determine the risk of a cyberattack. 

In a business or organization, a very important issue is that of hygiene in its systems. In this way, the company will operate better and more securely in cyberspace, preventing potential threats that could create problems in its systems. 

But to achieve this, i.e. that the company’s systems are cyber healthy and its data is secure, then it is necessary to follow the following nine rules.

  1. Passwords and MFA 
  2. Network firewalls 
  3. Data backup 
  4. Penetration testing 
  5. Web application scanning 
  6. Practice your incident response plan 
  7. Employee engagement in cyber security 
  8. SIEM 
  9. Log management 

Passwords and MFA 

One of the most important practices that the company must follow and adhere to, is the access credentials of its systems. A strong password is much harder to crack, so it ensures greater security. Multi factor authentication (MFA) introduces a second step in securing the access to the corporate systems requesting the validation of the identity of the user via another way such as text or One Time Password emails etc. 

Network firewalls 

A network firewall is still an important practice, as it gives absolute control over the traffic that exists within the company’s network. A good network firewall, especially the ones called next-gen firewalls (NGFW), autonomously monitors both incoming and outgoing traffic to and from the network and controls the data. In this way, it prevents malicious enter protected network areas. 

Data backup 

Backups are a practice that helps businesses ensure they won’t lose important files. If hackers breach a system, then they may destroy or lose data. That’s why a healthy backup can provide the solution to quickly get your business back up and running. Thus, this will significantly reduce the damage from a cyber attack. The use of isolated network backups dominates the cybersecurity industry by creating security distance between operational networks and backup networks. 

Vulnerability assessment and Penetration tests (VAPT)

Penetration testing is useful for a business as it can identify vulnerabilities in corporate networks. Continuous implementation of VAPTs enables the company to fix weak points and vulnerabilities in its network.

Web application scanning 

Malware can often infect applications used by businesses. For this reason, an application monitoring and scanning software is necessary, which will constantly check the company’s applications for possible vulnerabilities or misconfigurations.

Practice your incident response plan 

If a business is not properly prepared to defend against a successful cyber attack, the possibilities of a data breach is really high. By frequently practicing response plans, the benefit it offers the business is to become more agile and have quick reactions in the event of an attack. Thus, it can greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the damage that could be caused. 

Employee engagement in cyber security 

Α common method of attack by hackers is through the employees of a company and more specifically by applying social engineering practices like phishing emails. In many companies employees are not so trained to avoid such attacks, therefore companies should emphasize this practice which will provide more security to the company.

SIEM 

SIEM is a data management and monitoring system and can be useful for businesses as it was analysed here. For example a business can discover possible weak points, threats and other performance issues as through artificial intelligence, all processes in the business are automated. For this, it is essential for a business to have a capable SIEM in place to facilitate the security decision making. 

Log management 

The process followed by a log management solution is the collection, aggregation, analysis, transmission, archiving, and disposal of log data, which is generated by a company’s IT systems. Also, log management has a lot in common with SIEM, except that log management focuses on infrastructure, while SIEM focuses on security. So, as useful as one is, so is the other for a company to make better management and security decisions.

Conclusion 

All of the above are practices that businesses must adopt to secure a strong position in cyberspace. When it comes to how you can protect your business, Logstail with its advanced systems and technologies can meet all of the above needs, helping you take full control of your systems security to prevent a threat or improve a weak one point.

Now, you don’t have to be an engineer to set up and use a log management tool. You can easily turn your data into useful information easily and without many processes. You can increase the performance of your infrastructure or get notified of problems that may arise and take the appropriate actions. Sign-up for a free demo in order to realize Logstail’s Capabilities.  

Logstail also offers a set of services required to effectively mitigate cyber-attacks. Rapid incident response and advisory, penetration testing and red team operations are designed to help our customers reduce cyber incidents. Contact us on sales@logstail.com to get a custom quote for your business or get free advice from our team of experienced security experts. 

 

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