Think of cyber hygiene like a virtual spa – it helps keep your organization’s IT environment fresh and clean. It is a set of practices and habits that help prevent cyber threats and protect sensitive data. This includes things like using strong passwords, regularly updating software, being cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments, and backing up important data.
So how exactly is cyber hygiene the key to cyber-readiness?
With an overwhelming number of rising cyber threats all over the globe, malicious attacks could happen to you and your organizations anytime. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $8 trillion in 2023 and will grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025.
Cyber readiness is like having your cyber defense game face on. It means being prepared for cyber attacks and having the necessary tools, training, and strategies to protect against them. It’s like being in shape for a marathon, but instead of running, you’re defending against cyber criminals.
Now what are the requirements an organization will need to maintain an optimal health in the IT environs?
- Comprehensive Visibility of all the assets to ensure proper configuration and security. It involves using network monitoring tools to detect and analyze traffic , employ vulnerability scanning and develop incident response plans.
- Real-time Visibility by establishing an endpoint detection response (EDR) solution. Real-time threat intelligence to stay informed of the latest threats and vulnerabilities and implement automated remediation solutions quickly.
- Patching operations and software management tools to simplify and streamline the process. Regularly review and audit software to scan possible vulnerabilities and restrict unauthorized users.
By completing these requirements, you would not only be able to see and understand potential vulnerabilities and threats but also minimize the risk of cybercrimes by reducing the attack surface and maintaining a strong cyber hygiene.
With Converged Endpoint Management you can maintain optimal health for your IT environment and be fully cyber-ready at all cost. Schedule an assessment with us to learn more about this solution.