Red Mosquito - Blog

What Every Business Leader Needs to Know to Protect Against Cyberattacks

19 Dec 2023

Top 5 Things

Threat actors are increasingly targeting small-and medium-sized businesses making it more difficult for you to protect your organisation. Are you prepared? The security framework, recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, offers best practices to help you decide where to focus your business' time and money for cybersecurity protection. Here are FIVE KEY TAKEWAYS to help make your organisation less vulnerable to hackers and improve your cybersecurity and risk management.

IDENTIFY what data you want to protect, the threats that can impact that data, and your current ability to detect and respond to those threats. Understanding your critical assets, business environment, governance model, and supply chain is a critical first step to reduce the risk of data loss and business interruption.

PROTECT your organisation’s data by implementing appropriate defence controls. This can include limiting access to assets, providing employees with awareness education and training, putting processes in place to secure systems and data, and performing timely maintenance and repairs on network systems.

DETECT is the most important strategy. You can’t respond to an attack if you don’t know it’s happening. Investing in continuous monitoring solutions to detect suspicious activity and other threats is crucial to quickly responding or preventing a security incident.

RESPOND quickly when you know you are under attack. Ensuring operational
continuity requires you to act fast and take the right action immediately through incident response planning, analysis, mitigation, communication, and ongoing improvement.

RECOVER data that may have been lost and restore services to critical systems so your business can get back to normal. It’s not enough to have a recovery plan. You need to ensure your plan is tested, be able to coordinate restoration activities with your team and external stakeholders, and incorporate lessons learned.

Want to learn more? Call us today and let us help you assess your risks and implement a sustainable security framework for your business!

Boost Your Productivity with Microsoft CoPilot

Boost Your Productivity with Microsoft CoPilot

Discover how Microsoft Copilot can revolutionise your productivity and streamline your work process. From generating code snippets to providing helpful suggestions, Copilot is your ultimate assistant in achieving more in less time.

29 Jan 2024
The Importance of Data Backup and Recovery

The Importance of Data Backup and Recovery

Discover the vital role of data backup and recovery in safeguarding your valuable information.

25 Jan 2024
Seamless Migration to Microsoft 365 NCE: Empowering Existing Customers

Seamless Migration to Microsoft 365 NCE: Empowering Existing Customers

In 2024 Microsoft 365 licensing is moving to Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE) but what does this mean?