Effectively defending against cyberattacks in this new environment requires security teams to work smarter rather than harder.
To help mitigate the risk of a successful attack, agencies should maintain and consistently update their cybersecurity hygiene. The best practices listed above will help make effective security hygiene possible without compromising defenses against high-priority threats.
The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals. Fake web sites, intercepting your financial data, charity scams, email phishing attacks, fake shopping sites, texting and SMS scams, and more are all designed to steal you personal and financial information. So, in addition to checking your credit card balances and making out your shopping lists, you also need to take precautions before doing your holiday shopping online. If done right, it can be a safe and convenient way to buy gifts – if you follow a few simple rules.
More than ever, security cannot be an afterthought. It requires planning, people, and processes combined with adaptive security technologies that can dynamically scale to today’s digital networks and automatically respond as an integrated system to address the advanced cyber threats.