Building a cybersecurity castle provides the ultimate protection for your company’s most sensitive data. You can protect your reputation and revenue through a layered approach resembling old-fashioned castle security. From the human layer all the way up to the mission-critical assets, using this kind of multilayered approach method makes any organization more secure.
Companies that rely on a single strategy or technology to provide cybersecurity can find themselves among the growing number of organizations breached each year. While there is no such thing as 100 percent protection, a layered security approach will provide more protection than any other tactic. Let’s explore the multilayer approach by using a castle analogy.
Manning the watchtower
Nearly 90 percent of all data breaches are attributed to human error. Employees and other people with access to your organization’s sensitive information can and do fall for cybersecurity hacks all the time. Phishing scams are one of the ways cyber thieves gain access to your system.
Manning the watchtower means providing cybersecurity training for everyone who has access to your data. When your people know how to avoid some of the most common breach tactics, they are better equipped to prevent them.
Guarding the perimeter
Think of it like building a moat around your castle. Only instead of protecting a physical building, this cyber moat contains digital and physical security methods that offer overall protection for your confidential information.
Ensure your browser isolation systems and firewalls are updated against the latest threats. The effectiveness of perimeter security can be boosted when making it one of the layers instead of leaving it as a standalone solution.
Building a high castle wall
This is the network security layer of your cybersecurity castle. It includes policies, processes, and practices your company has established to detect and prevent unauthorized access. It protects your organization’s network from cybercriminals looking for an easy target when fortified correctly.
Whether your organization is large or small, it must include this layer to combat the ever-growing landscape of cyberthreats.
Pulling up the drawbridge
Endpoint security is a crucial component of your cybersecurity castle. It protects the connections between your organization’s network and all its devices, such as desktops, laptops, phones, etc. This also includes remote access for any authorized users.
Never rely only on antivirus software for this layer of your cybersecurity castle. At GB Tech, our team offers comprehensive endpoint strategies to combat zero-day threats.
Fortifying with an inner wall
Organizations use applications to perform critical tasks. These apps require access to the system, making them an easy target for hackers and other cybercriminals. Including an application security control layer in your castle is like having a secondary wall. If the outside layer gets breached, you have a backup solution to protect mission-critical assets.
Making the last stand
These are the data backups that act like elite cybersecurity soldiers. They are your organization’s last line of defense against a cyberattack.
Having data backups can make restoring your system easier if cyberattackers manage to breach it. Full, encrypted backups for each computer and mobile device allow your organization to restore its system from an earlier point before the breach. Make sure you use the 3-2-1 backup rule.
Identifying mission-critical assets
Some data is more sensitive than others and warrants stronger protection. Our team can help your organization identify the types of data you have and the type of protection you will need.
Building your cybersecurity castle
Build your cybersecurity castle around your mission-critical assets with GB Tech. Our company has years of experience fortifying digital security using world-class expertise and resources. Reach out to get your multilayered cybersecurity defense started.