6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Management for Your Technology

6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Management for Your Technology

Vulnerabilities in technology are an unfortunate reality, and with each new software or hardware update, there are often weaknesses in the code that hackers can exploit. Unfortunately, assessing and managing these vulnerabilities isn’t always a priority for organizations, which can lead to security breaches. In fact, it’s estimated that about 93% of corporate networks are susceptible to hacker penetration, with 61% of security vulnerabilities being over 5 years old. However, putting together an effective vulnerability management process can reduce your risk. The process starts with identifying all devices and software that need to be assessed, followed by a vulnerability assessment to scan systems for known vulnerabilities. Next, prioritize vulnerabilities by threat level and remediate them accordingly. Finally, document all activities and schedule regular vulnerability assessments to ensure ongoing network fortification. Let us help you get started with a vulnerability assessment to fortify your network against attacks.

6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

6 Ways to Prevent Misconfiguration (the Main Cause of Cloud Breaches)

The misconfiguration of cloud solutions is often overlooked when companies plan cybersecurity strategies. Many users assume that cloud security is entirely handled by the solution provider, but this is an incorrect assumption. Misconfiguration is the number one cause of cloud data breaches and refers to negligent behavior in configuring security settings and practices. Causes of misconfiguration include a lack of adequate oversight and controls, negligent insider behavior, and not enough expertise in cloud security. To reduce the risk of cloud data breaches, it’s important to enable visibility into your cloud infrastructure, restrict privileged accounts, put in place automated security policies, use a cloud security audit tool, set up alerts for when configurations change, and have a cloud specialist check your cloud settings. These measures will help improve your cloud security and lower your chances of a data breach.