Cybercriminals are expanding their tactics and adopting new technologies to carry out devastating digital attacks.
Their ability to find and leverage gaps in security, evade detection and conceal malicious activities has only gotten better and more sophisticated. Organizations need to adopt an all hands on deck approach to defend against new security threats. If CIOs fail to take a proactive approach to security — including advanced threat intelligence tools and the careful training of both IT staff and employees — then they very well could face serious issues in the future.
How do we know that traditional measures aren’t enough? Most companies are actively taking at least partial steps to secure their organizations:
By identifying and investigating these and similar incidents, IT can help identify breaches early and implement their data security incident response plan as soon as possible.
And just as with compromised networks, it’s also important to educate employees about the symptoms of a compromised device. For example, if employees experience any of the following on a device they use for work, they should notify IT immediately:
At the end of the day, if you can’t get your employees’ heads wrapped around the key role they play in proactive information security, then you are still leaving your business exposed. Good proactive security isn’t just about technology — it’s about the whole ecosystem. And if you and your employees are not prepared, all it takes is a single email to breach your entire network.