Nation-states and criminal hackers DO NOT only go after “the big dogs”.
There are several ways to achieve a stronger security posture, even with limited resources. Here are a few ideas to start:
- Find out where you stand by benchmarking your security against the five core principles of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. These principles are: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond & Recover. You can’t address deficiencies you aren’t aware of.
- Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible within the organization.
- Consider a managed extended detection and response (MXDR) subscription. XDR can allow enterprise-wide security awareness and proactive capabilities to repel attacks, but it can be complex and expensive to implement for any size business, let alone an SMB or mid-market player. Managed XDR can be an easy-to-implement option that relies on third-party experts to manage the complexity for you, delivering the benefits without the disadvantages.
- Consider implementing zero trust network architecture (ZTNA) to harden networks and reduce cyber risk. This is another area that can tax the resources of an SMB, so you may want to call in help and lighten the load on internal teams. Implementing Zero Trust as a Service could be an approach worth looking into.
- If in doubt, consult a reputable managed security service provider (MSSP) and ask them to do an assessment of current defenses to identify potential risks.
We are all in this cyber fight together and Goliath can provide all the above and more.
We stand ready to help you along the path to better cyber within your business!