Assessing Your Security Posture
When was the last time your organization evaluated your security posture? Was it last year, in fact, have you ever checked on it?
Due to the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats it is not enough to evaluate your security posture every few years or once an incident happens. Organizations must be proactive in scanning their systems for holes or weaknesses that are exploitable to bad actors, this is expressed through assessing your security posture. Continue reading to learn how to define what a good security posture looks like and whether or not your business is as safe as it could be.
What is Security Posture?
Being able to accurately examine your organization’s security posture requires an understanding of what constitutes a posture of security. Most simply put, your security posture is a general measure of how secure your systems are.
Do you already have controls implemented to identify and respond to cyber threats? These are just two basic elements of a good security posture. Other processes and controls that make up your security posture include:
- Network security
- Security awareness training
- Information security
- Data security
- Hardware security
- and many others
A good security posture takes a holistic approach to examining your business. It isn’t enough to secure a few servers or workstations, your business must take into account hardware, employees, office security, outside vendors or resources, etc.
Effective security starts with knowing ALL of your potential weaknesses.
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The shocking truth is that only 14% of small businesses feel that they are prepared for the inevitability of a cyberattack. Considering small businesses make up a sizable portion of cyber criminal’s targets it is crucial to have a good read on how effective your security posture it.
CorpInfoTech is able to provide managed services to not only assess your current security posture, but also help you strengthen and maintain it for the future. Through security and risk assessments, security awareness training, compliance assessments, and other services we can make sure that when cyber criminals move against your organization they are stopped from the very start.
CorpInfoTech (Corporate Information Technologies) provides small to mid-market organizations with expert I.T. services including compliance assessment, cybersecurity penetration tests, and comprehensive business continuity planning services. Corporate Information Technologies can help organizations, quantify, create, refine, and mitigate the risks presented by business threatening disasters in whatever form they may be disguised.