Protecting the Pillars of CyberSecurity

With the rapid digital transformation, the attack surface for an organization has marginally increased, adding various never-before walks of business to the focus of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity primarily focuses on 5 major areas of an organization i.e. Applications, Infrastructure, People, Government Risk & Compliance, and Incidents. 

Importance of protecting all pillars of CyberSecurity

Every aspect of the business is digitalized post the pandemic making the whole organization a vulnerable entity against adversaries. At this time to ensure smooth and safe operations, it is imperative to protect all pillars of the organization in real-time and at various levels.

Meet the Pillars of CyberSecurity

Applications

An organization’s applications can be either public-facing or private, both of which equally possess a threat to the organization by being a vulnerable factor with the possibility of consuming confidential information.

Applications are an organization’s first line of attack, it is the most public and known asset of the organization. Applications often consume sensitive information like bank details, card details, addresses, passwords, etc  Hence, ensuring they real-time monitor the security, regularly test them, and check every update made on the DevOps and user end is highly important.

Infrastructure

An organization’s IT Infrastructure covers a wide variety of assets, software, hardware, servers, and networks to help them function efficiently. 

There are two types of IT Infrastructure, Cloud and Traditional. In today’s digital world, all companies predominantly use cloud infrastructure to operate their business as end users can access the infrastructure via the internet, with the ability to use computing resources without installing on-premises through remote access.

When the organization’s complete infrastructure is digital, it becomes imperative to ensure multiple and highest layers of security.

People

While one may obtain the highest level of security for their IT infrastructure, a human error can render that null and void in seconds. With teams working remotely from the safety of their homes, the cyber security levels are not the same and leave the organization with a wider attack surface.

It is important to ensure cyber awareness amongst the employees. Organizations run cyber training and phishing simulations to prepare them for the same.

Government Risk and Compliance

Every organization needs to meet a certain level of compliance mandated by the local authority bodies to be considered reliable and trustworthy. This helps the organization retain a brand name and consumer faith.

With every evolving policy, the organizations have various areas to match and keep upgrading. 

Incidents

After all the preparation, an organization is expected to have a solid incidents plan in place. In case of a situation, everyone in the organization is expected to know their role and curb the damage to as minimal as possible.

Incident planning is an essential part of the cybersecurity process.

Conclusion

In the rapidly growing cyber attacks scenario, an organization needs the ability to manage all of the above on a single platform. ESOF by TAC Security allows organizations to maintain their complete IT infrastructure from discovery to remediation on a single platform.

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