What’s the best practice when it comes to finding and managing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in my Network? One of our most frequent conversations with new clients.
Identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities in your network is a crucial step in securing your digital assets. While a one-time vulnerability scan is beneficial, it’s crucial to avoid the misconception that a single scan ensures network security.
With the increasing frequency and complexity of cyber threats, long-term cybersecurity requires ongoing efforts. Regular, full scans of your entire environment are essential.
We advocate for a proactive approach, recommending the scheduling of full vulnerability scans at least once a month or following any significant ICT changes. Thanks to modern vulnerability scanning tools, these scans can be integrated into your routine outside of business hours, minimising disruptions to operations and staff.
Nurturing a culture of vigilance
Cybersecurity is an ongoing process, and staying vigilant is essential. Regular vulnerability management brings numerous benefits:
Continuous Adaptation to Threats
The cybersecurity landscape is dynamic, with new vulnerabilities emerging regularly. An ongoing scanning service ensures that your organisation stays updated on the latest threats.
Adapting to System Changes
Networks are not static; evolving with changes in software, hardware, and configurations. Continuous vulnerability scans help identify threats caused by system changes, updates, or new installations.
Timely Threat Detection
Cyber attackers are relentless in developing new methods and exploiting vulnerabilities. Through regular scanning, your organisation can quickly find and address emerging threats before they have a chance to be exploited.
Many industries and regulatory frameworks require regular vulnerability assessments. Engaging in an ongoing scanning service not only ensures compliance but also mitigates potential legal or regulatory issues.
Prioritisation of Remediation
Regular scans provide a prioritised list of vulnerabilities based on severity. This allows your IT and security teams to focus on addressing the most critical issues first, thereby enhancing the overall security posture of your organisation.
At its core, cybersecurity is about proactive risk management. Ongoing vulnerability scanning allows you to proactively manage and mitigate risks by identifying and addressing potential weaknesses before they can be exploited.
Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities proactively becomes a powerful tool in preventing security incidents and data breaches. Ongoing scanning ensures that your organisation stays ahead of potential threats and take preventative measures.
Much like personal hygiene is essential for maintaining health, security hygiene is crucial for the health of your IT infrastructure. Regular vulnerability scans contribute to good security hygiene by keeping your systems and software up-to-date and secure.
Regular vulnerability scanning proves to be a cost-effective when compared to dealing with the aftermath of a security breach. The average cost of a data breach is $6.77 million, significantly exceeding the expense of implementing preventive measures through continuous scanning.
Establishing an ongoing vulnerability scanning service within your organisation fosters a culture of security. It emphasises the importance of proactive security measures and encourages a mindset of continuous improvement.
Demonstrates Due Diligence
Regular vulnerability scanning is a demonstration to stakeholders, customers, and partners that your organisation takes cybersecurity seriously. It shows that active steps are being taken to secure systems and protect sensitive information.
A proactive approach to Cybersecurity
Identifying and managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities requires a strategic blend of proactive measures and regular assessments.
By partnering with Cube Cyber, monthly scans are effortlessly managed, sparing your valuable time. We can provide a fully Managed Vulnerability Service for your organisation, using market leading solutions from vendors, including Tenable. While we suggest monthly scanning, we understand flexibility is key. Adjust the frequency to suit your needs. Our monthly reports, featuring executive summaries in an easy-to-understand format, zero in on key risks and provide mitigation strategies tailored to your organisation.
Our expertise takes the lead, ensuring your organisation stays ahead of potential threats, strengthening your security in the background, while you can focus on more strategic projects.
If you would like more information on how an expert team like Cube Cyber can put Vulnerability Best Practices in place for you, contact us today.