Security is a prime component of compliance but compliance is not the same as security. While compliance helps your business meet industry or government regulations, security protects the integrity of your business and its sensitive data.
Proactively fix security and compliance issues
Failing to take adequate security measures can lead to compliance issues and expose your business to security risks and attract fines for non-compliance. To mitigate this danger, proactively address security loopholes:
1. Advanced persistent threats (APTs)
APTs target endpoints, networks, and the cloud to paralyze hybrid, remote, and on-site work environments. Best practices include deploying a solution that can:
· Offer 24/7 monitoring and threat hunting
· Efficiently block malicious actors that evade firewalls and antivirus systems
2. Insider threats
Insider threats are tough to detect. Sydow Inc recommends deploying an advanced internal threat detection solution that combines machine learning and intelligent tagging to identify anomalous activity, suspicious changes, and threats caused by misconfiguration.
3. Lack of clarity about the network
Without knowing the devices on your network, it is impossible to know the state of your IT network. However, keeping track of all the computers, mobile phones, printers, and servers on your business's network is challenging, especially in a hybrid environment. Sydow Inc advises an automated assessment and documentation solution capable of identifying risks to all assets, including those not physically connected to the network.
4. Untrained employees
Prioritizing regular employee security awareness training is imperative.
5. Sale of credentials on the dark web
This could negatively affect your organization's security, reputation, and financial stature. Deploy industry-best solutions for dark web monitoring as well as identity and access management.
Align security and compliance
Most workplaces have at least minimum protection in place, such as an antivirus or active firewalls. This is no longer adequate to withstand the growing cyberthreat landscape. You can incorporate your security solutions into your compliance strategy.
To ramp up your organization's security posture by implementing strong authentication, data protection, access monitoring, network-to-edge defenses, and more. Routinely validate the effectiveness of these solutions once they are in place to ensure your organization is taking the necessary measures to avoid non-compliance and security breaches.
Ready to take the next step? Contact Sydow Inc to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you combine security and compliance to bolster your cybersecurity stance.
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