Don’t Know Where To Start?

This Is The First Step You Must Take For Your Business

Every day you hear about a new cyberattack that has occurred. And as a business leader, you should be worried. A cybersecurity incident is not an if question but when. You could wake up tomorrow and be a victim of a terrible ransomware attack that affected your whole operations. Which can lead to financial losses, damage to your reputation, or even worse, bankruptcy…

Okay… so what should I do to prevent an incident from happening? I don’t really know about cybersecurity, and I don’t have time to think about it because I am too busy focusing on my operations!

We totally understand how are you feeling. Cybersecurity is a complex field; it is constantly on the rise, and new technologies are implemented to your activities to enhance your efficiency and performance. And, as your infrastructure is growing, your devices and systems are interconnected, which increase your surface of attack and put you more at risk of being targeted by an external actor.

Yes, it is overwhelming. However, you don’t have to worry anymore because we have a simple solution that will help you have a better understanding of your environment.

It is a simple concept that we call Know Yourself. As you have guessed, knowing yourself consists of identifying all the attributes and characteristics of your business such as:

  • What are our operations?
  • What are the devices we use? (workstation, database, routers, switches, etc.)
  • What are our resources? (software, licenses, etc.)
  • What kind of data do we have?
  • Who are the users interacting with our assets?
  • What are the security controls/measures in place?
  • Where do we store our data?
  • What do we use to communicate?
  • Etc.

As you can see, it is not difficult. You simply do an inventory of everything you have. Yes, it could be time-consuming depending on the size of your organization, but you can easily ask one of your staff member or your team to complete this inventory.

You’ll have a detailed profile of what you have. From there, you can determine which assets and/or resources are the most vital for your operations.

After the completion of this exercise, you’ll know exactly which resource/asset you must prioritize.

You are more secure than you were before just by being aware of your infrastructure. But it is not done yet!

Cybersecurity is a long-term investment, and is built over time. Also, notice that you haven’t spent a lot of resources to complete this exercise, so you are on a great start!

So, what is the next step?

Now that you have a better understanding of your current state, you must identify all the threats your resources are facing. This is what we call Know Your Enemy.

This part of the process is more complex because there are a lot of factors, analysis, technologies and business needs to take into consideration to make an effective decision. So, we strongly suggest you work with cybersecurity experts.

They will closely work with you to understand your needs and craft a concise plan on what you should do to become cyber-resilient. Also, since you have already made an inventory of your assets, they can directly start analyzing and help you build your strategy.

We hope you learned something new in this article and that you will adopt a new mindset toward cybersecurity! You’ll become more secure by implementing small steps in your business. If you have any questions or need guidance, don’t hesitate to send us a message. It is our pleasure to help you out.

Sincerely, The Cyber Twins

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