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Checking Up on Your Cyber Readiness for National Computer Security Day

Checking Up on Your Cyber Readiness for National Computer Security Day

With November 30th being National Computer Security Day, the Thrive team is sharing some of their most recent pieces as a quick refresher on some of the most critical parts of any cyber readiness strategy.

Thrive’s VP of Consulting, Dave Sampson, points out that “There has never been a more critical time to be proactive about cyber security risk mitigation when evaluating organizational risk.  This is applicable from both a business process and technology perspective, and requires a real-time, proactive approach to validate solution effectiveness and perform continual improvement.”

For a cyber security strategy that is ready to answer the call, it’s best to start with some questions.

While your employees may know to not click on links or open attachments from suspicious emails, how many have been trained to identify other forms of social engineering attacks? Have you identified where your most valuable data lives, and are there safeguards in place to keep it secure?

Once those questions have been answered, it’s time to understand what happens when something does go wrong. At the end of the day, the faceless “hacker” character is a real person trying to steal your most crucial data, and they will exhaust all methods of entry to get it.

Ensure your organization is prepared to mitigate and manage cyber attacks the National Computer Security Day by taking a look back at some of our most popular Blogs:

 

5 Common Misconceptions About Cyber Security

True or false? “When your system is compromised, you will notice the breach immediately.” Learn why breaches can go unnoticed and just how important a full security stack is in this quick read.
https://thrivenextgen.com/5-common-misconceptions-about-cyber-security/

The Benefits of Multi Factor Authentication for the Remote Workforce

With more employees than ever before working from home, increasingly unique issues are presenting themselves to IT teams everywhere. Enabling MFA allows you to secure any log-in attempt from anywhere, better protecting your business assets.
https://thrivenextgen.com/the-benefits-of-multi-factor-authentication-for-the-remote-workforce/

Social Engineering Attacks and Banking

Social engineering attacks exploit the simple human errors we all make every day – clicking on a link in a phishing email, responding to someone impersonating another member of the company, and more. These mistakes can result in significant financial losses alongside compromised sensitive information.
https://thrivenextgen.com/social-engineering-attacks-and-banking/

How to Perform a Cyber Security Tabletop Exercise

An incident can occur at any time and include many variables, so it’s not always practical to write step-by-step instructions for each potential scenario. A tabletop cyber security exercise provides clarity on how to handle different types of incidents with an actionable strategy.
https://thrivenextgen.com/how-to-perform-a-cyber-security-tabletop-exercise/

 

Thrive provides enterprises with the tools to mitigate cyber attacks and protect valuable data in the event of a breach. MFA and cyber security incident response plans are useful and important, but they are just a few of the many tools available to bolster your organization’s security posture.Contact our experts today to discuss a plan to fully protect your most important assets.