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With increasing digitization, the number of threats faced by enterprises and consumers is also increasing, and they are becoming more grave and malicious every day. Last year, we shared 8 best practices you must adopt for your enterprise to strengthen cybersecurity. As the attacks advanced, so did the security measures, and a few days back we shared how you can use artificial intelligence in cybersecurity to secure your enterprise. The process of securing your enterprise against cyberattacks isn’t a one-time thing. You need to continuously keep yourself updated in terms of the threats out there as well as your own capabilities to defend yourself.
This is an area where even governments around the world are putting in efforts, in collaboration with cyber security organizations to protect enterprises and consumers globally.
To that end, just last week, The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) created an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) system checklist for enterprises to mitigate vulnerabilities and to help them secure themselves against cyber threats.
The guide lists some easy-to-implement steps that organizations can take across six areas: security-focused device management, user authentication, mobile app security, network protection, device protection as well as protecting enterprise systems from the device. Let’s take a look at what CISA recommended in their checklist:
If any device doesn’t meet the above criteria, it is considered an untrusted device and should be denied access to any of the enterprise resources.
Disable mobile device connectivity to critical enterprise systems as mobile devices can carry malware and create problems from business-critical applications, servers, and systems
Discourage users to establish connectivity between mobile devices and critical systems using USB or wireless mode
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), USA, leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the country’s cyber and physical infrastructure. They connect their stakeholders in industry and government to each other and to resources, analysis, and tools to help them build their own cyber, communications, and physical security and resilience, in turn helping to ensure a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people. They are the Operational Lead for Federal Cybersecurity or the Federal “dot gov” as well as the National Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.
As enterprises worldwide undergo digital transformation and adopt digital solutions, the need for securing those digital efforts becomes as critical as the solution itself. Without securing your digital ecosystem, you not only put your enterprise at risk but also your customers by making their data and privacy vulnerable to attacks and easily accessible by attackers. Other than the need for obvious security, another reason why you should level up your cybersecurity measures is that customers today not only look into customer experience as a parameter to choose you but also the level of privacy and data security that you offer. As an enterprise leader, if you’re thinking about how you can begin or fortify your existing cybersecurity measures, feel free to get in touch with us.