Begin by Identifying the Assets That Need Defending
The first step in multilayered protection is knowing what assets you’re trying to protect. There are strong tools available to assist agencies with identifying risk exposure and coverage status, allowing security professionals to instantly identify potential gaps.
Governments also should employ zero-trust principles to give agencies complete control over who has access to data and systems and eliminate accidental or malicious insider threats by requiring dual authorization for administrative changes.
So many successful cyberattacks stem from simple issues such as password hygiene or a lack of multifactor authentication. By identifying these problems early in their cybersecurity journeys, organizations can save themselves significant time, money and effort later on.
Automated Monitoring Can Help with Handling Alerts
After agencies identify potential vulnerabilities, they must take proactive steps to protect their environments from attack. A good security solution can support this process by isolating networks and data management using multitenancy functionality and by securely air-gapping backups.
Agencies must be alerted when suspicious activity occurs within their networks. But many cybersecurity professionals struggle with “alert fatigue.” Bombarded by false alarms, these workers become overwhelmed trying to identify true threats amid the noise.