Cybersecurity at the fore

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Cloudica looks at some of the finer points of online safety this October during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

To mark this occasion, we would like to draw the spotlight on this topic which is very close to our hearts.

95%68 percent 1,862 
of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human errorof business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are breaches were recorded in 2021, surpassing the 2017 record of 1,506 breaches.
Source: World Economic ForumSource: AccentureSource: CNET

As our companies become more dependent on technology, with a growing percentage of daily duties – Teams meetings, webinars, and much more being conducted online – the security of these businesses is more important than ever.

There are five basic and easy steps how to keep your users safe online, which we covered in a previous post. Here is a quick recap:

  1. Use Strong Passwords 
  2. Set Up Two-Factor Authentication 
  3. Update Software 
  4. Be careful on public Wi-Fi 
  5. Beware of suspicious links 

Here is a short video explaining why 2FA is an important tool:

But how are small and medium-sized companies expected to protect themselves when we read of hacks, data breaches, and ransomware attacks on international conglomerates on a daily basis?

Cloudica suggests three basic steps to ensure that your company never makes the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Base your systems on the best industry standards

There are a handful of cloud solutions available to companies of all sizes. At Cloudica, we prefer to recommend products from the Microsoft portfolio to our clients. There are a number of reasons for this. Microsoft is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions and keeps a very close eye on the bugs and faults in its own systems as well as those of the competition. By releasing regular updates to their software, they ensure that clients running their systems will be a step ahead of the bad guys trying to infiltrate their network. Another plus of Microsoft solutions is that the company offers products for data administrators, network architects, as well as end users (with a solid suite of software including Office 365, Teams, and more). This is important because, since they are developed on the same platform, they are more compatible than using numerous other off-the-shelf components, which might have issues.

Educate your staff

Let’s face it! You employed a team of industry professionals who are experts in their fields and online safety might not be one of their areas of expertise. This can be as simple as getting your team to implement the five points we mentioned earlier in this article. However, there is much more that a company can do.

Cloudica offers workshops for companies on the best practices of how to stay safe online. Remember that your organization’s online security is only as strong as the weakest link.

Keep updated

We can always keep improving. And so does our software. As attacks on our systems become more and more sophisticated, we need to constantly improve, repair and fortify our defenses so that our data and business remain safe. This is where we come in. Cloudica takes all the thinking out of the equation. You can rest assured that you are secure and we will take care of everything else.

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Once the above questions have been answered, a disaster recovery and backup readiness index can be calculated based on the following scale: 

  • Level 1: Inadequate – The organization has significant gaps in its disaster recovery and backup posture.  
  • Level 2: Developing – The organization has some disaster recovery and backup processes in place, but significant improvements are needed.  
  • Level 3: Mature – The organization has a mature disaster recovery and backup posture, but there is room for improvement.  
  • Level 4: Robust – The organization has a strong disaster recovery and backup posture and is well-prepared to address potential disruptions.  
  • Level 5: Exceptional – The organization has a comprehensive and mature approach to disaster recovery and backup. 

The disaster recovery and backup readiness index can be calculated by assigning a score of 1-5 to each question based on the level of readiness demonstrated. The scores are then averaged across all questions in each category to determine the readiness level for that category. The overall disaster recovery and backup readiness index is calculated by averaging the readiness levels across all categories. 

Level 1: Basic
You have minimal cybersecurity processes in place and face a high risk of cyberattacks. Immediate attention and significant improvements are necessary to enhance your security posture.

Level 2: Developing
You have some cybersecurity processes in place but require substantial improvements to reach a mature state. You should focus on strengthening your policies, procedures, and security controls.

Level 3: Mature
You have a solid cybersecurity posture, but there is still room for improvement. You should continue enhancing your processes, monitoring capabilities, and incident response practices.

Level 4: Advanced
You have a strong cybersecurity posture and are well-prepared to address potential threats. However, you should remain proactive and stay abreast of emerging threats and technologies to maintain your advanced level of security.

Level 5: Leading
You have a comprehensive and mature approach to cybersecurity. You are a leader in cybersecurity best practices and continually innovate to stay ahead of evolving threats.

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23 Marca 2023

10:00 via MS Teams

Tomasz Woźniak

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