Cybersecurity Best Practices to Follow in 2022 and Beyond
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Cybersecurity Best Practices to Follow in 2022 and Beyond

Gov CIO Outlook | Monday, May 02, 2022

Hackers, insider threats, ransomware, and other threats are always there, and businesses must adhere to best practices to avoid any kind of cyber threats, or else they will have to bear the losses.

Fremont, CA: Any business can become a victim of cybercrime. Government agencies, educational and healthcare institutions, banks, law firms, NGOs, and a variety of other organizations have all reported cyberattacks. Threat detection has become more complex as attackers continue to find novel ways to access sensitive data. Furthermore, privileged and remote users are now among the top insider actors, thanks to the recent trend of remote work and the giving of privileged access to a large number of employees.

Here are some of the best practices to follow in 2022 and beyond:

Have a people-centric security approach

Because hackers frequently use people as an entry point, a technology-centric approach to cybersecurity is no longer sufficient to ensure all-round protection. As a result, it's essential to take a people-centric strategy when it comes to managing human-related risks. Workers themselves are a crucial perimeter in people-centric security. Employees are given autonomy to adopt security measures, handle information, and utilize gadgets because their employers trust them and hold them accountable for the safety of the company data they use.

Protected access to remote devices

It is vital to ensure secure access to sensitive data from any location and device. Today, remote workers and employees who use their own devices play a bigger role in an organization's security than ever before. When the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, the hazards associated with remote access skyrocketed. Organizations can, however, avoid them with the appropriate attitude.

Monitor third-party access to the company's data

Third-party actors (vendors, partners, and contractors) have access to a company's resources and can be easy targets in a supply chain attack. Monitoring third-party actions is a great way to protect sensitive data from breaches caused by partner access. User activity monitoring and recording should be used to provide complete logging of all user actions so that malicious activity

can be detected and audits and investigations can be conducted as needed. Third-party access not only increases the risk of insider assaults but also allows malware and hackers to get access to the system. The risk of supply chain attacks, hackers, and malware in the company's cyber environment can be significantly reduced by limiting third-party access and monitoring third-party activity.

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