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The Importance of Taking a Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity



As cyberattacks continue to rise, your business is being targeted from all angles. But security solutions alone aren’t enough. The best way to protect your business is to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity that’s built on three core pillars: People, Process, and Technology. Each element is equally as important in keeping your data, end users, and critical infrastructure secure.

The Three Pillars of Cybersecurity

Your security strategy needs to consider all the ways a hacker can access your business assets. Technology solutions alone won’t keep you safe if you don’t have clear security processes in place or the in-house skills to manage them. When you take a holistic approach to cybersecurity, you take in account the three areas that pose security risks. The strongest security strategies encompass all three pillars of cybersecurity to create a stable and balanced cybersecurity architecture that provides 360-degree protection.

People – Your people are your perimeter. They play a vital role in addressing threats and keeping your business secure. However human error is the leading cause of breaches, so it’s vital every employee knows how to handle data, spot social engineering attempts or phishing scams, and keep devices secure. The best way to improve user behaviour and raise security awareness is through effective and ongoing training. Security awareness training should be led by experts and delivered on a regular basis.

Process – Technology solutions are only effective if the right processes, frameworks, and procedures are in place to manage risk, prevent attacks, and respond to incidents. It’s important to define the roles, activities, documentation, and systems needed to mitigate cyber risks. A key part of process is performing regular security exercises such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and threat research. It’s also important that the processes and policies implemented across your organisation are understood and followed by end users.

Technology – From network infrastructure to cloud security, there’s an endless list of security tools and solutions to keep your entire IT estate secure. However, it’s essential that all solutions are integrated and optimised to create a watertight security posture and avoid security gaps. Technology shouldn’t be used in isolation. It requires both the right processes and skills to be effective and provide maximum protection.

Take a Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

The 848 Group is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and IT solutions partner with a dedicated security practice and a team of experts to help you address the three pillars of cybersecurity. Take a holistic approach to cybersecurity and ensure your business is protected from every angle.

Our experts can help you navigate your security strategy, close security gaps, and deploy leading security solutions to provide advanced threat protection.

Get in touch with a member of our team today to see how we can help develop your IT landscape and improve your security skills.