10 Steps to a Sound Cyber Security Program

There is a proliferation of cyberattacks that has caused and continues to cause increasing damage to government entities, companies, and individuals alike. Organizations must take the cyber threats serious and adopt strict cybersecurity measures to counter those threats. In order for organizations to shore up their cyber defenses and go from a reactive cyber posture to a proactive posture, these ten steps should be taken:

  • Step One - Executive Leadership Involvement
  • Step Two - Follow a Cyber Security Framework
  • Step Three - Architecture Design
  • Step Four - Asset Inventory
  • Step Five - Frequent Risk Assessments
  • Step Six - Cyber Awareness Program
  • Step Seven - Threat Intelligence
  • Step Eight - Automatic Patching Solution
  • Step Nine - Mitigation Controls
  • Step Ten - Third Party Risk Management

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