- Sean McGrath
Managing Cyber Security
Updated: Jan 17
LAST YEAR ALONE, THE AUSTRALIAN CYBERSECURITY CENTRE RECEIVED 2266 CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT REPORTS. THE AVERAGE COST OF A DATA BREACH WAS $3.35 MILLION, AND THESE COSTS ARE ONLY EXPECTED TO CLIMB. WITH UP TO 85% OF ALL BREACHES DUE TO HUMAN ERROR,IT IS VITAL FOR BUSINESSES TO UPGRADE THEIR SECURITY PROTOCOLS. WHILE SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, IT NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT FROM A FRESH PERSPECTIVE.
This Security Awareness month, we at Solentive are looking at some of the current trends in the industry, and what that means for your business. We know that security management can be overwhelming, and there are so many products to choose from. We want to help you save time, and simplify your security program, with simple, comprehensive tools.
There has been a lot of talk about Zero Trust as a method to increase security. What does this mean? How exactly does it work?
Zero Trust helps to demystify the security process by doing exactly what the name suggests – operate with a Zero Trust outlook. Since the pandemic, the world has fundamentally changed. Remote working is the norm, with the increasing use of personal devices and home networks. Zero Trust is based on the principle of “never trust, always verify” and consists of a series of steps to secure your organisation.
With the pace of change in the world today, your users can work anywhere, anytime. This creates a unique challenge for security teams. Data is not just on secure servers anymore – it can be on personal laptops, mobile phones, tablets and the cloud. This is incredibly frustrating and difficult to manage, creating multiple headaches for your security team.
The old concept of the security perimeter has changed – without a physical corporate firewall to secure, cyber criminals are able to steal identities through the use of access credentials.
Some of the principles of Zero Trust include:
Two factor authentication
User and behaviour security analytics (UEBA)
Policy automation and user risk management
There are six pillars of Zero Trust Architecture, considering:
identity & access
Learning how to secure each of these areas will help your business to ensure that it remains secure and remains protected from cyber criminals.
This security awareness month, Solentive is offering a Free Security Audit to assess your security risk. Contact us today to book your assessment with one of our skilled consultants.