Cybersecurity culture: How is it implemented in enterprises?
Cybersecurity has been a frequent concern in enterprises from various segments. The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation process and work models had to be readapted so that organizations could keep on running. Within this scenario of rapid changes, corporate data became more vulnerable to cybernetic attacks and the number of virtual threats increased on a large scale, bringing a higher necessity of attention regarding data security.
According to data from Fortinet Threat Intelligence, more than 8.4 billion attempts of cybernetic attacks were registered during the year 2020 in Brazil, from a total of 41 billion in all Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last quarter of 2020 only, 5 billion attempts were identified in the country. Besides the elevated volume of attacks, the degree of sophistication is also concerning; they are threats developed and directed to with high technology, which in a few attempts can occasion great losses.
Having a cybernetic security culture within the current scenario is no longer differential but actually a necessity, a prevention which cannot be left aside by organizations. Qriar Technology is specialized in the development of cybersecurity solutions which go beyond increasing the level of enterprise security, they become a competitive advantage.
Data security and the LGPD
We provide countless data at every moment, from turning on the computer to unlocking the cellphone screen. Cybersecurity culture, defined as a set of continuous actions, methods and technologies, is essential to keep information secret and guarantee security for computers, users, networks and digital infrastructures within corporate environments.
Many a time, data protection is not only a recommended practice, but also a regulation. Which is the case of the General Data Protection Act — LGPD; the necessity of being in conformity with it has collaborated in making organizations invest in and implement cybersecurity solutions.
Even with the LGPD in force and the National Data Protection Authority — ANPD, the federal organ responsible for its law enforcement supervision, Brazil gradually moves towards the development of data protection policies. The country occupies the 70th position on the international ranking of the Global Cybersecurity Index by the International Telecommunication Union, whereas in the Americas it is placed at the 6th position, after Uruguay, Mexico and Paraguay.
As with any other enterprise measure, cybersecurity must start from the basics and be implemented by inches. But how to begin to put it into practice?
Steps to implement a cybersecurity culture
Step 1: Have a security policy
Security policy is responsible for guiding and establishing organizational directives regarding information protection; it must be applied in different ambits of the enterprise, with a view to the engagement of all for the success and growth of the organization. Leaderships play an important role in promoting and encouraging those policies.
Step 2: Train teams
Training a whole team might be laborious, but there is no other way for a cybersecurity culture to be efficient within an organization. It is necessary to raise the consciousness of every collaborator on risks and forms of protection, each department must receive a kind of training aligned with the level of responsibility and knowledge. The team must be encouraged to report incidents and even suspicions.
Step 3: Modernize solutions
Besides a good security policy and team training, it is fundamental to count on correct tools which are adequate to the necessities of each organization. It is necessary to have solutions to connect people and information in an agile and secure way, independently of the place where they are, be it a corporate environment or a home office.
Solutions for enterprise security
Qriar develops, integrates and implements cybersecurity solutions, with customized and flexible projects which individually attend each business, through the best practices of the market and with enterprise solutions turned to:
- Identity Governance and Administration (IGA)
- Access Management and Advanced Authentication (AMPAA)
- Single Sign-On (SSO), Web and Mobile Federation
- Privileged Account Management (PAM)
- Authentication/Authorization Hub on multiple access channels
- Secure Exposure and API Lifecycle Management, Microservices and IoT (APIM)
- Application Security Testing (AST)
- Directory Solution (LDAP/VDS)
In the digital domain data are considered the new oil and cybersecurity is the solution for keeping enterprises away from attacks and losses. According to Fortinet Threat Intelligence, in 2021 the attention to invasions must be even higher, the arrival of the 5G network might bring new threats on a speed and a scale never seen before.
With a team of experient specialists, Qriar Technology helps enterprises to implement at all points an efficient cybersecurity culture. Learn every solution and talk to Qriar specialists at our site www.qriar.com.