No one wants to experience a data breach, but the simple fact is it happens regularly to businesses of all sizes, across all industries. A data breach can not only cost you money, but it can also damage your reputation and shake your customers’ trust.
9 Data Security Weaknesses to Take Seriously
Several factors can increase your exposure leaving your business vulnerable. It’s important to be aware of these 9 security weaknesses and take the appropriate actions to protect your business.
- Web Security: Web security is critical to business continuity. Its focus is on protecting data, users, and businesses from risk.
- A Cybersecurity Architecture and Infrastructure: A security architecture is the foundation of your defense against a breach. It ensures all components of your IT infrastructure are protected.
- Data Security: The goal of data security is to protect the data your business creates, collects, stores, receives, and transmits; it all must be protected.
- User Security Training: Anyone who has access to your IT systems should be trained to understand their effect on cybersecurity.
- Incident Response and Security Operations: Security Centers monitor and analyze network activity including, servers, networks, endpoints, applications, websites, databases, and other systems to detect any anomalous activities.
- Endpoint Security: Endpoint security refers to securing devices including laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Endpoints create potential access points for bad actors to exploit.
- Email Security and Protection: Email security solutions include firewalls, anti-phishing controls, spam filtering, antivirus strategies, data loss protection, spyware detection, and encryption to protect you from attacks like phishing, business email compromise, credentials hacking, and more.
- Identity and Access Management (IAM): IAM is a framework of technologies, processes, and policies, that allow the management of electronic or digital identities. IAM can help you control user access to critical information within your company.
- Threat Intelligence: Data is collected, processed, and analyzed to understand a hacker’s behaviors, targets, and motives. Threat intelligence enables you to make faster, more informed data-backed security decisions to take a proactive stance.
The time to act is before a breach happens. There is no such thing as 100% protection but addressing these weaknesses can significantly reduce your exposure and vulnerability to an attack.
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