Last year threw a lot at cybersecurity teams, from the emergence of several high-profile cyberattacks to the revelation of widespread vulnerabilities. This year is well underway, but that does not mean that you’ve checked off all of your goals for this year.
Odds are your team was planning on re-thinking your cybersecurity strategy to help make your organization more resilient and flexible. It’s not too late.
This should involve an evaluation of your cybersecurity solutions, as they impact the implementation and effectiveness of any strategies your team creates.
Here are three ways to strengthen your security strategy.
- Make Sure Your Cybersecurity Solutions Don’t Impact Network Speeds
The use of internet resources and cloud services was on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now that employees have spread out – collaborating with coworkers and performing business-critical tasks from anywhere they have internet access – cloud-based tools have become more critical than ever.
This means that an effective cybersecurity strategy needs to balance the implementation of strong protections against the need for minimal latency on the company network. From a business perspective, cyber safety can’t come at the expense of speed.
Keeping network speeds in mind while you refine your cybersecurity strategy this year can improve employee satisfaction, affect executive buy-in, and have an impact on your organization’s bottom line.
- Strengthen Cybersecurity Infrastructure to Reduce Disruptions
Last year, we all experienced more than our fair share of network disruptions, outages, and downtime. Several of these events were impactful enough to make it into the news cycle.
And while an outage isn’t the same thing as a cyberattack, your cybersecurity strategy should include finding solutions that are designed to reduce downtime instead of causing it.
Take some time to review the track record of your vendors. For example, do they have a proven record of resiliency and uptime? Better yet, can they handle infrastructure disruptions without passing those disruptions onto your users? There are options, such as DNS logging features, that can keep users connected to business-critical cloud tools despite provider outages.
- Make Sure Your Cybersecurity Strategy Includes Guest or Non-Priority Wi-Fi Considerations
Does your suite of cybersecurity solutions provide your team with the ability to filter content and enforce security protocols over your guest Wi-Fi network? Does your security stack allow you to maintain a single IP address for your entire enterprise, streamlining the management of guest Wi-Fi security policies? Finally, can your cybersecurity solutions handle the uptick in user traffic that guest Wi-Fi causes without increasing latency? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” it may be time to think about adjusting your security stack.
While there are many other factors to consider, this is a good place to start if your goal is to bolster your security strategy this year.
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