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Best Practices for a Better Security Posture

Best Practices for a Better Security Posture

Hey, my name is Chad.

As an IT professional, I’ve seen many companies struggle with their security posture. Security management has never been more serious for organizations and as cybercriminals become savvier with their criminal practices, having a better security posture has never been more difficult for companies to achieve.

The evolving cyber-threat landscape combined with shifting security challenges has a significant impact on businesses of all types. It’s essential to implement intelligent management of your security solutions if you want better visibility, control, and guidance on your security posture.

So, how can your organization protect itself against the growing number of attack surfaces and increasing threats? Here’s how.

1. Full Visibility

Intelligent security management begins with full visibility and understanding your security state. It’s essential to have insight into your security state in order to identify risks across resources so you can effectively detect and respond to all threats. With always-connected users, device security has become paramount making it necessary for security teams to need a solution that gives them visibility into their endpoint security, the ability to quickly assess the scope and root causes of incidents, and an effective toolset for investigation and remediation. Implement a security tool that provides a full security scope, security controls, and improvement opportunities including recommended actions for each security control

2. Built-in Security Controls

The next step to achieve a better security posture is to define the data protection your company needs. Your company needs to create and customize consistent security policies and enable controls that are crucial to intelligent security management. While any compromised account is bad, a compromised admin account is catastrophic. It’s critical to minimize the probability and number of accounts with admin privileges. Implement a security tool that offers privileged identity management which will enable you to have the smallest possible number of admin-privileged users and helps you set policies to grant admin access only when needed.

3. Effective guidance

Once you have controls in place that define your optimal security policies, it’s important to follow up with ongoing intelligence and recommendations that will enable you to make your security posture even better. Implement a security tool that gives your security teams better insight into what security controls are available and which configurations can help them achieve a better security posture for the organization.
Now that you know a few best practices for a better security posture, you’re ready to enable your security teams to properly manage your security intelligence.

If you want to learn more about the best practices for a better security posture, click the link below for more information.


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