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Strengthening Your Cybersecurity: Insights From Our Tech Team

In today’s digital landscape, where the threat of cyber attacks is significant, safeguarding

your digital assets is fundamental to the wellbeing of your organization. Managing Matter’s Tech Manager, Tom, has recently attended a webinar hosted by LastPass, to gain a deeper understanding of the latest cybersecurity defence strategies. In this blog, we outline key takeaways he shared with us that will help you bolster your cybersecurity effectively. 

 

The webinar emphasized the importance of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. In essence, it involves:


  • Recognizing assets and potential threats.

  • Implementing safeguards to prevent attacks.

  • Promptly identifying any breaches or suspicious activity.

  • Swiftly responding to incidents, and effectively recovering from them.


This framework (as outlined below) should serve as a roadmap for organizations to improve their cybersecurity defences.


  1. Asset Identification: This is one of the fundamental aspects of cyber security protocols. From customer data to intellectual property, knowing where your assets are stored and their significance is vital. Additionally, regularly reviewing permissions to ensure access rights align with users' roles is essential for maintaining security.

  2. Password Management: Educate your teams that weak or reused passwords pose a significant risk to cybersecurity. You should also consider implementing robust password management solutions, like LastPass, which can mitigate the risk by generating and storing complex passwords securely. Enabling features, such as password expiration and two factor authentication (2FA) further enhances security. 

  3. Hacker Attach Processes: As an organization you need to ensure you have pre-emptive measures to ward off cyberattacks. Understanding common attack vectors, such as phishing and malware, is crucial, and you should provide your teams with real-world examples to illustrate how these attacks can occur. This coupled with implementing technical controls like intrusion detection systems (IDS), strengthens defences against cyber threats.

  4. Threat Models: Identify vulnerabilities in common technologies and conduct risk assessments to mitigate risks. Leveraging threat intelligence helps in proactively identifying emerging threats and adapting security controls accordingly.

  5. Security Weaknesses: Conduct comprehensive security assessments to identify weaknesses with your organization’s infrastructure. Prioritizing and remedying these weaknesses based on their impact and exploitability is key to mitigating potential risks.

  6. Big 3: Patching, Unique Passwords, and MFA: Implement robust patch management processes, utilizing password managers, and adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA) are critical components of a strong cybersecurity posture. These measures significantly reduce the risk of security incidents.

  7. Incident Response Plan: Prepare a well-defined incident response plan. This will help with swift detection, containment, eradication, and recovery from security incidents. Clearly defining roles, responsibilities, and communication protocols will ensure an effective response to cyber threats.

 

In conclusion, continuous improvement in cybersecurity practices is key to ensure the safety of your organization against potential security threats. Regular security assessments, collaboration, and information sharing are vital to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats. In the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity, vigilance is your greatest asset.

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