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What to do if you're finding it hard to manage your security

02 Apr 2019, MOQdigital Marketing

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Copy of MOQdigital Jan - Mar II (17)Security in a digital marketplace is not easy. Each week, there are more and more data breaches - and each breach seems to be bigger and more significant than the last. Companies trying to secure their data and maintain the integrity of their infrastructure face a big task, and knowing where to start can be difficult. Businesses need to understand that securing against threats in a modern environment requires a holistic approach, and the implementation of anti-virus is no longer adequate. Policies, risk assessments, and appropriate security management and strategies are all needed for adequate protection. However, security does not need to be complicated, nor must it be hard to do. There are a few things companies can do if they are struggling to manage their security. 

Establish a Security Strategy

Companies looking to reduce their risk need first to establish a security strategy. This strategy takes into account existing and previous security infrastructure. These plans form a roadmap for businesses, allowing them to develop pathways that they can follow to improve their risk management, detection, response, and recovery. Because technology today changes so quickly, companies need to ensure that their strategy accounts for this – utilising tools and solutions that can be leveraged both now and alongside their future digital investments. A security strategy must also take compliance and governance into account, ensuring that businesses understand their obligations regarding data security and what to do in the event of a data breach.

 Vulnerability and Penetrating Testing

Any organisation looking to understand the vulnerabilities in their security should undertake vulnerability and penetration testing. Vulnerability testing is concerned with the identification and reporting of weaknesses, while penetration testing is associated with how these might be exploited. Both penetration testing and vulnerability assessments are essential components in understanding corporate risk and should be utilised together to provide insight into the length and breadth of a company’s security infrastructure.

Ongoing Security Management

Security management solutions, like a Managed Security Service, make risk reduction easier for companies struggling with their security. At MOQdigital, we also provide Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions for security, a service that ensures the fastest and most appropriate reaction in the event of a cyber incident. SOC and SIEM proactively monitor and manage a company’s security posture, and enable better, more effective security responses. Services like the Cisco Firepower Management Centre also enables centralised, simplified security management for businesses. Acting as an administrative nerve centre, the Firepower Management centre provides companies with centralised, unified control over their security services and solutions.

An effective security service helps businesses:

  • Monitor their security from a centralised console
  • Effectively manage, detect, and respond to threats
  • Receive ongoing support from a security team
  • Recover from cyber-attacks more quickly
  • Analyse events across organisation networks
  • Deliver appropriate ident response

 Your Security Solution

To find out more about how to manage your security, contact MOQdigital. As Cyber Security experts, we can help you discover a risk reduction strategy that meets the needs of your company. Security does not need to be difficult to be effective. 

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