5 Signs to be Cybersecurity
For executives not usually concerned with information technology, getting a sense of how robust your security posture and IT risk management IT Risk Management focuses on reducing the frequency and scope of business disruptions due to IT system security and reliability failures. At the core of IT Risk Management is the art of anticipation and preparation: there are no surprises, just a lack of foresight. procedures are can be challenging. However, these are five easy signs that you need to prioritize cybersecurity moving forward.

1. You Have Never Run a Cyber Fire Drill

If your IT team has never asked you to run a drill, then when your Titanic hits the iceberg everyone is going to drown. There are no surprises, just a lack of foresight. If your team is not asking, then they are not ready and it is time to improve your IT risk management practices.

2. Your Cyber Insurance Application Was Denied

Insurance companies have suffered significant cyber losses, so they are raising the bar for insurance applications and renewals every year. If your application for cyber insurance was denied, then you probably don’t have good answers and need to improve your security posture.

3. Your Executives Have Had the Same Passwords for Years

Executives in many organizations have special digital privileges – they may have a password that never expires, and that password is their daughter’s middle name. If this is the case for your organization, your highest-ranking users are vulnerable.

4. Your Server Room is a Mess

Peek inside your server room – is everything neat and tidy? Are the cables all labeled? Or do the racks and wires look like a forest bramble? If your server room is a mess, chances are your systems probably are too.

5. Your Systems Include End-of-Life Gear

Manufacturers and software developers take old versions of gear and applications out of support over time, meaning that the original developer is no longer updating that software and that new security vulnerabilities are not fixed when they are identified. Hackers know that, and they do not stop their innovation efforts to break into these old systems. If you are using old software or devices, you may be vulnerable.