IT Brief NZ - Define the 'crown jewels' in your security environment


Define the 'crown jewels' in your security environment

Cybercriminals have their own communities. They learn their trade on both the web and the dark web. It’s important to find your own allies in this fight.

Whether by joining professional organisations, going to meetups or conferences, or by reading articles online and sharing them, staying in touch with a larger community of security experts will help you stay on the cutting edge in the fight against the bad guys. 

You likely already have a plan for maintaining and protecting key servers or critical endpoints. Now, you need to look at the “jewels” within them—which is the data. You already know the lay of the land, helping you “case the network” the way a cybercriminal would.

Cybercriminals don’t even need to steal data records anymore – they can just lock it up and hold it hostage as part of ransomware attacks, all for financial gain.

With that in mind, it’s not hard to imagine how challenging it is for every organisation, large or small. You may have as many security resources as Equifax, or you might have far fewer.

The industry needs a major overhaul in the way we think about security. There's no better way to light that fire than ten ways to start one of the most important discussions you may ever have with your business.

Don’t know where to start? SolarWinds’ 10 Steps to Proactive Security outlines how you can proactively fight cybercriminals.

Beginning with a look at how much risk your business faces, you will learn how to define the security conversation and take action.

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