January 24, 2022
Greater sophistication of cyberattacks, along with a rising volume of threats, means US businesses are at a greater risk of being breached today than ever.
Because of this, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has made clear recommendations to help organizations shore up their defenses and reduce the chances that they will fall victim to cyberattack.
In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at these recommendations and what businesses can do to ensure they are effectively protecting their data infrastructure.
The cybersecurity landscape over the last several years has been growing more volatile for organizations of all sizes.
SMBs, previously not considered valuable targets for cybercriminals, are using greater volumes of data in their operations than ever, including employee and customer personal identifying information (PII), which is especially lucrative for hackers to exploit.
As a result, businesses are seeing increased numbers of attacks targeting their businesses, with substantial breaches affecting many.
*A 2020 report revealed that 55% of organizations had experienced a cyberattack during the year.
With 79% of companies that have been the victim of a cyberattack saying attacks are more sophisticated than ever, it’s unlikely that this is a trend that will abate any time soon.
To combat this, companies must improve their cybersecurity postures in order to adequately defend themselves against modern cyberthreats.
Here are CISA’s recommendations on how to effectively protect an organization from cyberattack in 2022.
Read on to learn more!
If you are reading these CISA recommendations and are skeptical about your ability to carry them out, it’s likely because they require dedicated cybersecurity personnel to do so.
One of the primary reasons businesses fall victim to attacks is because they are unable to staff an entire dedicated cybersecurity team that can perform and maintain all the necessary measures needed to ensure a secure network.
Instead, it is often the case that IT staff are left attempting to perform security responsibilities—and understaffed and overworked IT staff at that.
Due to a number of factors—like the skills shortage in the cybersecurity industry—it’s prohibitively expensive for most companies to hire security professionals in-house.
As a consequence, managed security service providers (MSSP) are seen as a viable alternative. MSSPs take care of a business’ security needs for a fixed-fee contract, so you can get on with the day-to-day running of your company.
As an MSSP, DOT Security is well-placed to be your cybersecurity partner and will help strategize, implement, and maintain a security program that protects your data and infrastructure.
With best-in-class tools and industry-leading expertise, DOT Security is the last MSSP partner you will ever need.
For more information, visit our Why DOT? page and discover what we can do for you.