Building up a robust security department and having a strong security posture doesn’t happen overnight. Between ever-evolving threats, new vulnerabilities, increasing attack surfaces, and resource management, a cybersecurity leader has quite the hill to climb to ensure their organization is properly protected.
Among their many responsibilities, a cybersecurity leader needs to:
Assessing their companies risk exposure, attack surface, and likelihood of compromise Identify which threats are critical to defense and plan against. Create a roadmap and comprehensive cybersecurity strategy Prioritize and balance budgets, staffing, and productivity with security and risk management
The key priority here is to ensure you’re reducing the risk of a compromise and protecting your organization from common attacks. We’ve put together a list of must-have fundamentals that provide the most impact to your cybersecurity as you’re building out your cybersecurity department.
Two-factor authentication (2FA, also known as MFA)
Why: Passwords simply don’t work as well anymore for a number of reasons. Due to the hundreds of data breaches that have exposed a combined XXX of email and password combinations, STAT hackers have two very important data points.
A huge trove of passwords, which let them know which are the most common passwords used.