5 Cybersecurity Best Practices For Planning Ahead

5 Cybersecurity Best Practices For Planning Ahead

Putting best practices in place is the most efficient way to combat cybersecurity threats. But that’s easier said than done, as there are a lot of forces working against our best efforts. The talent shortage looms the largest; there simply aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity experts out there to provide organizations a strong foundation. Without a solid security team, it is more difficult to get the rest of the workforce on board to meet challenges.


Cybersecurity Best Practices for Incident Response


Without best practices, entities are more open to cyberattacks, data breaches and compliance failures. This leaves them vulnerable in the current cybersecurity environment. 


Instead, companies need to be prepared for any attack. That requires advance planning on how to best mitigate any potential threat. Here are five ways to develop a well-orchestrated approach.


1. Time to SOAR


Several cybersecurity best practices involve streamlining existing tools. Too often, entities struggle to find ways for different solutions to work together. 


“Organizations tend to operate in disjointed security environments, employing an average of 45 different security tools, according to the Ponemon Institute,” writes Paola Miranda. 


IT decision-makers can better position themselves by adding a Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform to their business. This solution focuses on three components designed to streamline responses to threats. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2020, about one-third of organizations with at least five security professionals will turn to a SOAR solution. It offers a way to plan by allowing teams to create a defined guide for a risk mitigation plan, to establish objectives based on company needs and to automatic ..