Cybersecurity is one of the most important concerns that companies have today, since data theft can cause a great disruption in daily activities and a huge financial outlay to recover it again. Minimize these risks by developing a plan that includes the following:
To better understand the security risks that we face, it is first important to know all the infrastructure, applications, and devices that we use to interact with the sensitive information of the organization. This can be achieved with effective asset management, in which a detailed control of their function is kept, those responsible for the administration, use policies, risk assessment, among others.
Additionally, a strategy must be defined that allows us to manage the identified risks, seeking corrective actions that allow us to mitigate them.
To protect sensitive information, access to the network and infrastructure that can be used to access the data using specialized security applications must be carefully controlled and this data must be encrypted during transmission and storage to prevent it from being readable on the computer. event that any information leak occurs.
Procedures must be in place to safely dispose of data and devices at the end of their life cycle. A crucial component of protection is training in cybersecurity issues for all personnel who use networks, devices and have access to data, so that they are aware of the potential risks and the role they must play to protect the sensitive information.
Continuous monitoring of the devices, the network and the data must be carried out to identify unauthorized accesses or connections, and in the case of detecting anomalies, carry out the pertinent investigations.
Even when implementing mechanisms to protect information, there is always the risk that an attacker could exploit unmitigated vulnerabilities and therefore it is important to have a response plan against attacks.
This plan should contemplate the procedure to notify all affected users, corrective actions to maintain the continuity of operations, investigate the attack to identify corrective actions that allow its containment.
It is important to have a plan that allows the recovery of data, infrastructure or network segments that have been affected to give continuity to operations in the shortest possible time.
If this recovery plan must be implemented, it is important to keep all the stakeholders involved informed about the actions taken and the general status of the process.