Remote employees security
Focus on business requirements and understand how users and groups access data and applications. After a few months have passed, since the first remote connection, it’s time to assess requirements and review what has changed to determine if access levels are correct and whether any security measures actually impede your team work.01.
Risk-based vulnerability management
Don’t try to mitigate everything. Focus on the vulnerabilities that have high risk level. Go beyond bulk threat assessment and use information about threats, attacker’s activities and focus on internal critical assets. Gain a better insight which translates into ability to evaluate real organizational security risks.02.
Extended detection and response (XDR)
XDR is a unified security and incident response platform which gathers and correlates data from many proprietary sources. XDR is unique because integration occurs at the point of system implementation rather than being added later. This allows integrating multiple security products into one platform and helps to provide better overall security level. This technology is “almost the one to rule them all” platform that simplifies, integrates and streamlines security solutions.03.
Cloud security management
Cloud service management force companies to ensure common controls across IaaS and PaaS platforms, as well as automated support assessment and remediation. Services and applications located in Cloud are extremely dynamic and require an automated DevSecOps style of security. It could be quite a challenge to secure public cloud without powers to ensure uniformity of security policy across different cloud security approaches and strategies.04.
Cloud access controls – Make it simple and efficient
Cloud access controls are usually done via Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs). They offer real-time enforcement through an online proxy server that can provide security policy implementation and active blocking services. CASBs also provide sandbox to start out in monitoring mode, which translates in better insurance of traffic fidelity and understanding of security access.05.
Domain-based Message Authentication (DMARC)
This is a common practice that organizations use e-mails as the only source of verification. This imposes a difficult task on users to distinguish real messages from false ones. DMARC – Domain-based Message Authentication is an e-mail authentication policy that was designed to verify conformance and report possible abuse. DMARC is not a comprehensive solution for e-mail security and should be treated as one piece of a holistic security approach. Nevertheless DMARC provides added value and additional layer of trust in terms of verification of the sender’s domain. DMARC shines in the field of domain spoofing but will not address all e-mail security issues.06.
Although employees may not think about consequences while using the same passwords in their work as for personal services and emails, this may lead to enormous security threats. Password-free authentication, which can work in several different ways, offers a greater security solution. Organizations should improve user convenience but not at the expense of compromising security.07.
Data classification and protection
Data can be different. The “One-size-fits-all” security strategy will create areas with too much security concentration and on the other hand data ranges that are not covered. Such approach increases the risk that data will not be any longer available, accountable and integral. Organizations should start from security polices and definitions to work out the internal processes and define technological needs, before they start to shape technological security.08.
Employees competency assessment
Entrust tasks to the right people with the right skills in the right positions. Combining hard technical skills with soft leadership knowledge is challenging but crucial task. There are no ideal candidates, but you can identify mandatory competencies for each project. Competences can be assessed in a variety of ways, including rankings, cyber-simulations and soft skills assessments.09.
Security risk assessments automation
Organizations can help security teams to understand the risks associated with security operations, new projects or program level threats. Security risk assessment tends to be either skipped entirely or done to a limited extent. Security risk assessment automation provides extended visibility of risks, speeds up the assessment process and consumes less assets while adding great value to organizations.010.