Many leaders we talk to aren’t sure where they stand with cybersecurity. What are my strengths? What are my vulnerabilities? And what do I do with this information?
Importance of Testing Your Cybersecurity
In this 55-minute webinar, we dive into the questions above and set the stage for understanding your cybersecurity. Our cybersecurity experts, Joe Howland, VC3’s Chief Information Security Officer, and Bo Jayakumar, Cyberstone’s Channel Manager, talk about the importance of analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your current cybersecurity strategy and how to improve it—leading to greater cybersecurity for your organization.
This webinar will cover:
- The signs of a typical cybersecurity attack;
- Two ways you can test your cybersecurity defenses; and
- What you should do next to shore up your cybersecurity gaps.
Watch the Webinar
What is a Vulnerability Scan?
A vulnerability scan is a helpful tool to identify potential weaknesses in your cybersecurity posture. These scans should be conducted on a frequent schedule such as monthly or quarterly. The scans can be technical in nature, so it’s important to have a security professional review the findings and determine the next course of action.
What is a Penetration Test?
A penetration test goes a step further than the vulnerability scan by actually having a person attempt to breach your environment. The example we explain in the webinar relates to home security. A vulnerability scan may be a person viewing your house from a distance and noticing a window is left open. A penetration test would include that person attempting to get in through the open window to find out what happens next.
There are multiple types of penetration tests that include internal, external, web apps, physical, wireless, and others. It’s important to know that all of these tests can be valuable, but for most organizations, it’s important to do an internal and external penetration test on an annual basis.
Why is Testing My Cybersecurity Valuable?
Cybercriminals and cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated every day. The cybersecurity landscape evolves fast and your defenses need to keep up. That’s why it’s so crucial to test your cybersecurity strategy regularly so that you can identify vulnerabilities, prioritize those that are the most impactful, and create a course of action to shore up weaknesses.
What Should I Do Next?
Option 1: I don’t know what our cybersecurity plan is and I don’t think we have any processes defined.
Get a Security Gap Analysis
Option 2: We are confident we have some solid solutions in place including regular patching, antivirus, user data controls, and properly configured firewalls.
Get a Vulnerability Scan
Option 3: We believe we have a strong cybersecurity plan with servers running current OSes, segregated wireless networks, the ability to identify vulnerabilities, and proper user rights.
Get a Penetration Test
For all of these options, you should be able to speak with your IT department or partner to get started.
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