Cybersecurity tips and tricks
Put guards on your walls
You can build a high wall to keep out uninvited guests, but it's of no use if you don't put guards on these walls. You need guards who actually verify whether something is going on. In short, someone who rings the alarm when uncertainty is actually on the way.
When an incident occurs in your IT infrastructure, you must detect it timely and defuse it as quickly as possible. This is where the SOC for Cybersecurity comes in. By implementing an effective program for handling cybersecurity risks, incidents can be minimized as much as possible. And when an incident does occur, it will be identified timely and handled accordingly.
Be active, not passive
Within a cybersecurity program, roles and responsibilities are formalized for preventing, detecting, assessing, and responding to security vulnerabilities in IT systems and IT infrastructure. This implies that the guards on your walls are identified within the cybersecurity program. Ready to react when danger lurks. Sometimes, organizations even have a Security Operations Centre (SOC) implemented within their organization. A SOC can be an internal department within your company or a supplier of SOC-as-a-Service.
Prevention is better than cure. Especially in the case of, for example, a data breach. Any company can address the following weaknesses:
- It is very important that the most recent operating and security systems are used.
- All programs should also be up to date. So you can't go wrong here.
- Never click on strange links on emails. Often a lot of spam mails come in via the websites. Always verify first whether this is a standard email with a link or whether it is actually a potential customer with questions.
SOC for Cybersecurity
The SOC for Cybersecurity standard, issued by the AICPA, requires the implementation and maintenance of a cybersecurity risk management program. This program provides the user insight into how risks are managed and which IT components are used. The implementation of this program is in principle form-free, but all Description Criteria must be part of the description. In addition, no relevant parts should be left behind that could influence the choices of users.