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In every small or large business, keeping the organization’s digital and information assets safe and secure should always be a top priority. If you are starting a cybersecurity program from scratch, you may want to consider these essential steps to make it effective and successful.

Conducting a Current State Assessment

Before assessing the current state of the security environment, it’s important to review the former security strategies first. Evaluate the previous program, why it is not effective, and identify the reasons behind it.

Monitoring Networks

Network Management and monitoring are important to collect, process, and present data with information being analyzed on the current status and performance of the devices connected. Using Antivirus software is also helpful in monitoring traffic and detecting signs of malicious activities.

Setting Security Measures

Prevention, detection, and response are the basic steps to have a prominent position in your program. There should be an effective response strategy in place where it explains what is the process to follow, who is the responsible team to contact, and how to prevent cyber attacks from happening.

Promoting Security Culture

Everyone in your organization should be well informed about these security risks, attacks, and solutions. We cannot deny the fact that most data breaches and cybersecurity threats that happened in the past are the results of human errors. Promote and emphasize the idea that security is everyone’s responsibility. Educate your employees by conducting training and providing effective resources.

Determining Security Budget

One of the main factors to consider in your security program is your Budget. Investing in adequate hardware and computer security software are the things that you might need to consider at the time of drafting your budget. Just be practical when budgeting and stick to what’s important and that is to invest in knowledge and skills.

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