In this day and age, the continuity of your business is constantly at risk from factors outside of your control. Data security incidents are on the rise and attackers are continuously searching for new ways to bypass your defences and breach your systems causing damage and disruption.
Unfortunately, attackers will always be one step ahead of organisations as all their time is spent searching for that one vulnerability to exploit, enabling them to breach your defences to cause damage and disruption. Businesses on the other hand are playing catch up to ensure their systems and networks remain secured against the latest vulnerabilities and maintain a strong security posture.
No organisation, large or small is immune to the threat of being attacked. Contrary to popular belief, smaller organisations are more susceptible to attacks as they are less likely to be aware of the real dangers and put measures in place to shore up their defences from widespread attacks.
In our experience, many IT teams take a defensive approach to dealing with malicious actors. These involve creating incident response plans and putting security settings in place which advise what to secure and how to react if these settings fail.
When it comes to ensuring your organisation is protected reactionary measures alone are not enough. When a security event occurs, incident response plans and guidelines cannot predict what malicious individuals are after and the steps they will take once they have breached your defences.
Instead, at SES we believe a proactive approach to deter attackers or provide your organisation with the capabilities to identify, contain, eradicate and remediate potential threats before they can take hold enhances your organisations security posture and reduces your attack vector.
Over the next few articles we will be taking a new perspective on your organisation’s cyber security, placing you into the mind of a malicious individual. You’ll learn how to go on offensive with your data, walk through basic hacking terminology and techniques, dive into Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and discover seven important strategies for protecting your organisations sensitive data.
The series will begin on Thursday 24th October 2019 and the first article will cover basic cyber security terminology so keep your eyes on your inbox and the SES blog.
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