A comprehensive cybersecurity plan is no longer installing the best anti-virus software on the market. With today’s environment, this singular approach is not enough to keep a business (or individual) safe from cybercriminals. Understanding the basics and the building blocks for a comprehensive security strategy is the best defense.
This understanding starts with knowing the various ways thieves are looking to capture your information, enter your networks and the damage that they can inflict. Second and more importantly, is identifying the proactive steps you can take to safeguard a network. Please understand that even with a comprehensive security strategy, this does not immunize a business from an attack.
Cybercriminals are becoming smarter each day with new attempts, malware, phishing, social engineering, etc. A dynamic approach to cybersecurity is key to staying protected. The Tech Data Security Solutions team promoted 12 important components of cybersecurity including common threats and tactics partners should consider as part of their approach to cybersecurity in a 12 Days of Security campaign.
While all pieces are important, here are a few that stand out:
• Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity – Relatively new to cyber security but commonly mentioned in other industries, the principles of artificial intelligence and machine learning are bringing new ways to combat cyber threats.
• Hiring talent – The skills gap for talent is a pressing reality. Whether you are hunting for trained talent or harvesting it within the organization, there is a gap in today’s workforce. As universities are trying to address with curriculum for students today, this is something that takes time to educate.
• Industries and Regulations – Industries like healthcare and financial services are prime targets for cybercriminals. With repeated breaches over the years, regulations are being passed into law at state and federal levels more often. It is usually the responsibility of the company and all associated contractors within the “supply chain” to comply with such standards. This scenario presents a vast opportunity for partners to help these businesses remain compliant.
For more detail into each of the 12 components, visit the Tech Data Security Solutions LinkedIn showcase page.