At Jeff R. Roberts & Associates, Inc., we are proud to include a Cyber Security offering to respond to one of today’s most nefarious and common threats to your company or organization’s operating system. Our team approaches this issue by taking critical steps to ensure your system is best protected from these external threats. We also know that we are dealing with human beings on both sides of the issue, so managing online behaviors is a part of it. Our offering also includes a best practices component that helps to fortify your defenses and assess your risk factors.
10 Steps to Cyber Security- A guide for best practice tips from cyber security experts:
Network Security: Protect and secure your network from attacks.
User Education and Awareness: Generate user security policies consisting of acceptable & secure use of a business’s systems.
Malware prevention: Create and practice policies to defend again malware infections and attacks.
Removable Media Controls: Create policies to control access to removable media.
Secure Configuration: Manage your environment to apply security patches & ensure proper configuration of IT equipment and systems.
Risk Management Regime: Evaluate the risks to your organization’s information and systems by implanting an appropriate risk management routine.
Managing User Privileges: Manage and maintain user access and limit the number of privileged accounts.
Incident Management: Establish an incident and response plan for your organization. Test your incident plans as needed.
Monitoring: Create and test your monitoring policies. Continuously monitor.
Home & Mobile Working: Create mobile working policies. Train staff and management to adhere to policies.
Systems Hardening: The goal of systems hardening is to reduce security risk by eliminating potential attack vectors and condensing the system’s attack surface.
9 Best Practices for Systems Hardening:
Audit your existing systems
Create a strategy for systems hardening
Patch vulnerabilities immediately
Operating system hardening
Eliminate unnecessary accounts and privileges
Risk Assessment: identifies the various information assets that could be affected by a cyber attack (such as hardware, systems, laptops, customer data, and intellectual property), and then identifies the various risks that could affect those assets.