5 Best Practices for Defending Against a Cyberattack

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In an article for InformationWeek, Bob Anderson, Navigant’s Global Head of Information Security, explains five best practices for defending against a cyberattack.

The proactive management of cybersecurity relies on an intelligence-led approach that can either prevent a breach from happening, or make sure that it is quickly detected and remediated.

The escalation in cybercrime today is driven by the lucrative proceeds of hacking activity, the increasing availability on the Dark Web of stolen authentication credentials, and the growth off-the-shelf malware which has enabled greater participation in cybercrime.

Here are five best practices for organizations to follow to harden their defenses against a cyberattack and mitigate the consequences in the event a breach occurs.

  • Best Practice 1: Know your Adversary.
  • Best Practice 2: Think of Employees as a Security Vulnerabilities.
  • Best Practice 3: Don’t Assume all Employees Are on your Side.
  • Best Practice 4: Fear What You Don’t Know.
  • Best Practice 5: Act Quickly in the Event of a Compromise and Don’t Delay Notification.
Read the full article on Information Week

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