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7 Key Cybersecurity Mistakes Large Organizations Frequently Make

Relying solely on technology to combat today’s cyber threats, is no longer enough. it requires a holistic and evolving approach from the top down. Here are the 7 key cybersecurity mistakes large organizations frequently make.

  1. Implementing technology solutions that require constant updates
    Delays in updating cyber security software can open a company up to attack. And these solutions are only as strong as their weakest links. For example, a company may protect a database with a powerful firewall but that solution is unable to block an application-level attack.
  1. Continuing to implement the newest cutting-edge solutions to combat the latest threats
    Hackers want a company’s data and they’ll continue to find new ways to get it. Purchasing the latest cutting-edge solutions doesn’t protect a company from the countless approaches they can take. The strategy needs to include an investment in the right solutions and ways to protect data, but it’s just one component. After all, there are countless ways that hackers can steal data. For example, one company had a case of backup tapes that included personal information from over 1,000,000 customers stolen from a security van during a scheduled tape rotation. No software would have been able to prevent this.
  2. Not educating employees about threats
    There are countless ways that data can be stolen. It’s imperative that employees are educated about the threats and risks so if they notice anything out of the ordinary, they will report it.
  3. Attempting to be impenetrable to cyber crime
    Let’s face it, it’s impossible to be fully protected against cyber crime. Attempting to do so wastes valuable time and resources. It’s just as critical to identify and address gaps in meeting evolving security requirements, quickly respond to and learn from any breaches, and put
  4. Attempting to hire the best to beat the best
    It’s very difficult to attract the top talent to manage security challenges an organization faces. The 2014 Cisco Annual Security Report (CASR) estimated that there will be a shortage of between 500,000 and 1,000,000 IT security professionals that organizations are projected to need over the next several years. This shortage of skilled professionals makes it almost impossible to attract the best talent.
  1. Treating cyber security at the department level
    Cyber security isn’t just a departmental responsibility but a company-wide one. Everyone needs to be aware of the threats otherwise a strategy is bound to fail. In addition,
  2. Focusing on compliance alone
    Monitoring is the key to cyber security compliance – putting the right cyber security strategies into place enables a company to achieve compliance. But if the focus is just on compliance, then a company isn’t evolving its strategy to combat ever-changing threats. In addition, monitoring isn’t enough to prevent an attack. Monitoring software searches for irregularities and signals when anything is out of the ordinary. It’s a critical component of an overall strategy. Pathlock Technologies’ Cyber Governance is leading the way for companies strengthening their monitoring capabilities. It provides an analytics-based platform for IT executives to monitor their cyber governance program and communicate progress and vision to the board.

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