With so many organizations falling victim to cyber security failures, the conversation about cyber resilience is picking up steam. Whether it’s the hybrid workplace or the rush to digitize, there are numerous reasons why cyber criminals are having so much success. What can your organization do to shore up problem areas?
Cyber resilience is an approach that assumes the likelihood of an intrusion. Rather than focusing all efforts and resources on keeping intruders out, it works on minimizing the damage that an intruder can cause.
Roughly 20% of businesses have faced ransomware challenges since 2021, which is why so many security leaders name ransomware as their top concern. Fortunately, they know where the weakest areas are when an attack does occur: internet-facing programs, brute force attacks on remote desk protocols, and phishing, which has been and continues to be surprisingly effective for cyber criminals.
Security teams need to educate users about what to look for in a phishing attack, so there are fewer user errors related to breaches. They are also looking into more zero-trust strategies to boost secure connectivity and address the problems created by remote work and the broad adoption of cloud solutions.
Finding More Security Solutions
If you’re a security leader tasked with making the most of your existing infrastructure, you’re like many others whose budgets are stretched thin and being asked to complete projects outside of their specific skills. Around 60% of security leaders say they know their networks are vulnerable and point to one of the ongoing issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT), which has led to many vulnerabilities within systems due in part to the lack of visibility with IoT-related endpoints. So, what’s the solution?
Again, security leaders are taking a closer look at zero-trust solutions, including those offered by Microsoft Security’s framework. Zero-trust principles generally include multi-factor authentication, limited user access to areas based on their roles, minimizing the blast radius of potential threats, and verifying end-to-end encryption while using analytics to gain more visibility.
The overall approach to zero trust network access (ZTNA) assumes all users and devices are suspect and that an intrusion is to be expected. It uses a combination of tools, such as a secure web gateway and multi-factor authentication, to ensure every user, device, and transmission has been verified before granting access to the network.
Work with the Right Expert
The cyber resilience landscape continues to evolve, sometimes faster than in-house security experts can keep pace with. Rather than take a chance with your company’s data and reputation, consider working with an expert to identify the right solutions for you.
At Safari Solutions, we are your strategic technology partner and know how important cyber security is to our clients. Our approach is to give you and your team unprecedented, transparent exposure to the technology marketplace with long-term committed relationships. Contact us today, and let’s work together to protect your company’s future.