Cyber Security Awareness Month: Top Five Tips Every Organization Must Follow | Cyware Blog

Cybercriminals don’t care if it’s Halloween or some other festivity; they continue to prowl in the darkest corners online. This is why staying vigilant of threats and being aware of the cyber security landscape is important.

In 2003, October was identified as National Cyber Security Awareness Month-now known as Cyber Security Awareness Month. This initiative was started by the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to spread awareness about the significance of cyber security, helping everyone stay more safe and secure online. In the last 18 years, both CISA and NCSA have encouraged organizations and individuals to take proactive measures to improve cyber security.

We have some tips for you to follow and keep your cyber security awareness game on point.

In a time when adversaries are persistently modifying their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to launch sophisticated attacks, organizations must focus on cyber innovation. They need to think out of the box and leverage technology-driven solutions that can help them streamline their cyber security operations and fill the gaps in their security postures.

It’s time for you to think about next-gen technologies such as Virtual Cyber Fusion Center (vCFC) that combines threat intelligence with security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR), while eliminating siloization of security teams, driving collaboration and threat visibility across your security apparatus. Such technology can enable your security teams to continuously gauge and calibrate their strategies based on the predominant threat ecosystem.

As an organization, you must adopt and encourage threat intelligence sharing with your sectoral peers, information sharing community members, vendors, and other stakeholders with similar security interests as it drives contextual threat visibility to transmit, receive, and access threat information in real-time. This will improve their ability to quickly identify, comprehend and respond to threats.

Sharing is caring. Absolutely. Sharing makes the threat intel accessible and operational, broadening every participating organization’s knowledge about assets, adversaries, indicators of compromise (IOCs), TTPs, and much more. It raises awareness about incidents as they occur and also helps in minimizing the response time. Moreover, organizations must leverage advanced threat intelligence platforms (TIPs) to enrich and contextualize threat information ingested from multiple trusted sources in real-time.

The rise of sophisticated and nation-state threat actors continues to target the government as well as private organizations. In such a complex threat landscape, the traditional approach to cyber security does not come up to scratch. You need to take a collective defense approach to stimulate collaboration between your peer organizations via threat intelligence sharing and threat response against advanced threats. vCFCs enable you to fuel collective defense through a single integrated and modular platform-based system and assists you in making better decisions related to incident response based on its ability to connect the dots between different threat elements. Do not underestimate the power of collective defense.

Beware! Cybercriminals don’t need any license to hack. To protect your organization, you need to be a step ahead.

Just like the CISA and NCSA slogan-Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart-you must understand your role in contributing to a cyber-safe and smart environment.

Posted on: October 01, 2021

Originally published at https://cyware.com.

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