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The Meaning of Cybersecurity Visibility

cybersecurity visibility for business organisationsDoes Your Organisation Have This?

Cybersecurity visibility is a word that usually comes up in the information security scene these days. Organisations in Australia should look at and understand what is happening inside their networks to protect their data and consequently their reputation. They need to know who is accessing what data at a particular time and how people are accessing this data.

Data Is Your Asset

Data is every organisation’s primary asset. Whether your business offers digital products, tangible products, or valuable services, the data that you store, transfer, and access is vital to your success. You don't want it to fall into the wrong hands.

However, cybersecurity visibility is more than just knowing what to protect. It’s also about knowing what to protect it against. Identifying threats and understanding them is essential to having a secure network. It’s the key to knowing how to protect your primary asset.

Read: 9 Things You Can Do for Your SMB to Avoid a Data Breach

Can We Really Be Safe?

There’s an unlimited number of cybersecurity threats to your business: data breach, insider attacks, ransomware, etc. No organisation can say that their truly secure, but you can target a certain number of threats, especially the most common or those with the biggest impact on business, and build a strong defence against them.

Read: Cyber Security: Can We Really Be Safe?

The First Step to Having Cybersecurity Visibility

The first step to having cybersecurity visibility is discovery. You might think that your IT team knows your security framework well. However, this internal perspective is usually too focused or narrow that’s why it helps to have a fresh pair of eyes to examine your network security posture just like how an editor would help improve a writer’s novel. An external team of cybersecurity experts can conduct an IT audit, which involves inventory scans and vulnerability assessments to help you gain a broader perspective of your security framework.

IT auditors have experience in various industries so you can count on them to provide insight into the continuously evolving cyber threat landscape. At Dorks Delivered, we help our clients identify the gaps in their information security approach. Feel free to talk to us about your biggest concerns and current security measures. It allows us to identify the right IT solutions for your business.

How an IT Audit Helps Organisations

Once you have clear cybersecurity visibility of your network, you can easily see how your data is accessed and moved as well as how your data is accessed and moved. Do some employees access data that they shouldn't? Do phishing emails sneak past your email filters?

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These are real threats, and it’s worth noting that threats today can be found inside and outside your organisation that’s why the next step is to have a security roadmap. It will guide you in developing, testing, and managing your business IT security plan.

The Final Word

Experts have estimated that the cost of cybercrimes could reach $6 trillion by 2021, which makes it even more important to have a good foundation for information security as early as now. So, take the first step to cybersecurity visibility. Schedule an IT audit and understand the threats to your important data and business.

 

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