A modern-day IT team may plan proactively for several internal and external threats related to cybersecurity, data breaches, or hacking. Yet, war is not a scenario that the average IT team plans for—at least until 2022.
However, the recent events in Ukraine have brought the idea closer to home. War is now a reality, and even the information technology industry should be prepared for cybersecurity defense. As a result, your team members may ask what this means for you or what has been done to mitigate threats of any future attacks.
Let's take a closer look at the role of cyber defense in wartime and what can be done to enhance your company's cyber security in a proactive approach.
Cyber defense is your ability to shield the IT system from potential cyberattacks. With a robust cyberattack defense system, you proactively anticipate probable cyber threats in advance and prevent attacks accordingly.
Let’s get an idea of why implementing secure cyber defense in your company, especially during wartime, is essential:
After learning the main principles of cyber defense, it’s worth mentioning threat intelligence analysis. This is a recent concept to secure your cyberspace that can be a game-changer. Here’s how.
Threat intelligence analysis lets you examine large varieties and quantities of relevant data with specialized software and hardware. This helps derive information on current and upcoming cybersecurity threats for your business and helps you with risk mitigation proactively.
However, despite its effectiveness with cyber defense, threat intelligence analysis is not something you can perform overnight. It requires a great deal of commitment, time, expertise, and effort from your IT team.
And that is easier said than done. War always comes unexpectedly, so you won’t have enough time to assemble your team and resources. An ideal technical partner will make the process smoother for you without a dedicated cybersecurity team.
When choosing your cyber defense contractors, make sure they adhere to cyber defense operations' best practices and have relevant certifications. For example, Geniusee is an ISA-certified tech support provider, meaning the ISA certification authority regulates the security and safety stands of the company.
Let’s now discuss how you can put your shields on to defend your cyberspace from wartime threat actors.
There are two aspects of managing your cyber defense—hardware and software. Although your average IT team already has some of those systems in place, you may need some upgrades considering the wartime situation. Check out below advanced but inexpensive tools you may need.
Here are the hardware aspects first.
Apart from procuring the proper hardware, you will also need to implement the correct configuration for your software to have the reliable cyber attack defense.
The following is an outline to enable your system and utility software with proper settings for a tighter cyber defense.
These essential steps and configurations can help safeguard your system from potentially malicious cyber incidents.
To put a robust cyber defense in place for your business, keep in mind that new threats appear daily. Take the following additional steps to mitigate your risk of data breaches:
With these cyber security defense settings in place, you will better handle what is happening within your business network and external environments during wartime. In addition, an adequate cyber defense will help you anticipate threats early and make you prepared.
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