Cyber security refers to the use of network architecture, software, and other technologies to protect organizations and individuals from cyber attacks. The objective of cyber security is to prevent or mitigate harm to—or destruction of—computer networks, applications, devices, and data.
For cyber security strategy to succeed, it must continually evolve to keep pace with the shifting strategies and technologies used by hackers. More importantly it requires a multi-pronged effort that includes security management for better monitoring and visibility; cloud protections for all environments; mobile security that follows wherever the business leads; threat prevention and anti-ransomware technology; and security appliances that grow with business needs to current and future cyber security needs.
Cyber criminals constantly hone their skills, advancing their tools and tactics. At the same time, the technologies and applications we rely on daily are also changing and sometimes that means ushering in new vulnerabilities. While we can apply patches and updates, use firewalls and anti-malware programs, true cyber security requires an evolving, holistic approach—and one that focuses on prevention, not detection.
With a secure infrastructure, you’re not only able to keep your organization out of harm’s way. You’re able to unlock innovation and accelerate business value.
Beyond having the right technology and infrastructure in place to secure your organization, follow these seven steps to ensure a strong cybersecurity posture.