In this article, we provide you with an extensive checklist to see the status of the security posture of your organization. As of today, one of the most important assets of an organization is the data. That is why, the number of hackers and ways they employ to steal your sensitive data grow each day. As a result, cyber security practices gain much more importance. In order to make sure that your organization is protected from any malicious attackers and data breaches, you need to check your security measures regularly to see if they are still relevant and properly functioning. Below you can find a cyber security checklist that you can benefit from in the ongoing battle of cyber security.
First of all, you must ensure that your organization has security policy suites that covers the entirety of sensitive areas such as information security, network security, communication security, BYOD, remote access, privacy and acceptable use. Once you set proper policies for such areas, you must check the capability of these policies.
Moreover, you must strictly define the responsibilities of the individuals in your cyber security team. There must be a head of information security. Moreover, your cyber security team must have an efficient communication amongst themselves in order to know what goes on, and what their to-dos are. After each security incident, all members of the team must be informed on the incident: what it was, how it was solved, and how it will be prevented from reoccurring. In addition to cyber security measures, you must ensure the physical security of your organization. Where are the servers? Are they protected properly? Can anyone go into the server room? Who has the access to the server room? Cyber security deals with both preventing security incidents and efficiently dealing with them. Thus, you must make sure that your organization has a protocol to be followed in the event of a security breach. All members of the cyber security team must know their responsibilities within this protocol, and other employees must be educated on what they should and should not do during and/or after a security incident. Also you must regularly test and update such protocols. After updating a protocol, you must make sure that all involving parties are notified of the changes made to the protocol.
In order to make sure that your organization has a strong security posture, you must make sure that your data and hardware are safe.