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If ever your organisation was unclear about the importance of cyber security, then 2018 has provided evidence to prove beyond all doubt the need to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to mitigate the risk of damaging cyber-attacks.


From high-profile compromises at Marriot International and Facebook, to breaches affecting British Airways and Ticketmaster, events over the last 12 months demonstrate that every organisation, irrespective of industry sector and size, is vulnerable.

Successful hacks this year also serve to illustrate the wide range of reasons why breaches occur. By failing to keep systems regularly patched, assess network and web applications for hidden vulnerabilities, or understand the danger of social engineering scams such as BEC attacks, organisations are repeatedly leaving themselves exposed.


The need for proactive threat detection


Recent breaches also prove the need for business to significantly enhance their ability to detect and respond attacks. To minimise damage and disruption, it’s now imperative to conduct proactive security monitoring to swiftly identify advanced, persistent threats that evade traditional defences.

Following the introduction of the GDPR and DPA 2018, it’s now even more important for organisations to continually assess the effectiveness of cyber security controls and processes.

The ICO has so far been restrained in its approach to its new enforcement powers for data protection, but how long with this last?

As we head into 2019, we’ve put together an infographic outlining key ways to help improve your organisation’s cyber security posture and comply with the latest regulations and standards.

View the infographic as a PDF. 



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About the author

The Redscan Marketing team, now part of Kroll's Cyber Risk practice.