Tips for Improving Your Organization’s Security

Managing an organization is not an easy job. Each day presents multiple new issues you must confront and other long-lasting challenges where finding solutions can seem impossible. One of those challenges is security, and more specifically, network security. Read on to learn some tips for improving your organization’s security.

Conduct Regular Backups

One significant way to improve your security is to conduct regular backups and keep those backups secure. Every organization does backups of some sort, but they may not have a standard structure and schedule for performing this vital task. Some organizations will only do a backup if they’ve seen or heard rumblings of vulnerabilities in their network. This strategy does not pay off in the end. Regarding backups, you should have an agreed-upon restoration process that you can quickly implement, and you should have everyone on your network conduct regular backups monthly, if not weekly.

Cloud-Based Machine Learning

Many of these words can seem scary, but if you fully understand what it means and how they can change security, you’ll want to embrace cloud-based machine learning as soon as possible. Machine learning is where, like humans learn more about the world and recognize patterns, machines analyze and find patterns humans cannot comprehend. Combining this with cloud security means identifying and blocking malicious actors who match dangerous patterns that the machines have identified. Cloud-based machine learning is an amazing technology that is transforming security as it’s understood now, and it will only continue to develop and get refined further as time goes on.

Perform Regular Penetration Testing

Another step to ensure your organization is secure is to perform regular penetration tests. In these tests, you’ll either have someone within the company or a hired outsider try and find their way in, taking advantage of your different vulnerabilities. In this testing process, you can pinpoint the various vulnerabilities and then take steps to ensure others in the future cannot get in those same ways. You should conduct these tests regularly because while you remediate one vulnerability here or there, there are likely many others.

Improve your organization’s security with any of the above tips, and you’ll rest easy knowing that your network is secure. However, none of these are permanent fixes. Instead, security is an ongoing process as your network technology is constantly advancing, and so are hackers’ abilities. Continually improve your security and address vulnerabilities when they arise. Doing this is how you can improve your security.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.