When it comes to cybersecurity, you’re never finished working towards a more secure company or business. The trick to thinking about security is keeping in mind that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You’ll never wash your hands at the end of a day and say “we’re all done with our security practices now!”
Instead, the need to update, monitor, and introduce further measures of cybersecurity will continue so long as companies continue operating in the cloud. It’s worth mentioning too that more and more people are beginning to enter the cloud computing world after 2020 and the push to remote workforces.
The best approach to making real progress in cybersecurity at work is to integrate the practices into your workflow. When you approach the day-to-day operations of a business with the need for enhanced devops, you’re able to increase protections against security hacks and ensure a better approach to daily work routines. Here’s how to make it work for your business.
Security Checklists to Get Started
The best way to get started with a full integration of cybersecurity to your workflow is to make a security checklist. The best part of cybersecurity is that there are a handful of steps you can take to increase your protections. The bad news: a lot of teams don’t fully understand what security measure they have in place. From the actual systems used to provide cloud security to the types of practices utilized, a lot of businesses have “security” in place but can’t name what it is.
The process is quite straightforward and can ensure you’re empowering your team to work smarter and more securely. To get started, teams need to ensure that they have a full idea of what they’re utilizing at the present moment. Everything from technical software and solutions as well as managerial permissions set for employees needs to be known. Take note of these practices and you’ll find quickly where the major lapses in security exist.
Make sure to take a look at these critical steps to better cloud cybersecurity:
- Review encryption settings for your network and servers
- Learn your cloud provider’s security procedures. If you don’t already know, make sure you research who to reach out to if a problem occurs
- Review the role an IT professional or team of professionals plays for your organization
From this point, the goal is to start letting your team think about security as it relates to their individual positions. Monitoring areas of improvement should be straightforward from here, but the best approach to permanent gains in your workflow need to occur at an organizational level.
Framing Workplace Culture Around Security
Discussions about security and protections against cybercrime should occur on a daily basis if you’re using the right oversights. Every system you can utilize to protect your cloud operations is going to vary based on your industry and need, but there’s one commonality all workplaces can turn to in these cases.
A workplace culture centered around security is the best way to really ensure that these changes and focuses on cybersecurity stick. After making your checklist, brainstorming sessions with the team about areas for improvement should occur. Take these meetings as opportunities to educate the team on how cybersecurity plays a role in your organization. These meetings should then lead to dedicated training sessions that highlight cybersecurity practices, how to monitor for breaches, and other security-related tasks as they pertain to each department.
A great way to ensure that these efforts are really impactful is to rethink how you’re utilizing cybersecurity practices. That might mean just reevaluating what tools you have, and it could also mean rethinking your approach altogether. Things like infrastructure as code are great ways to really turn security practices on their head and push for a more permanent solution to automating and monitoring for misconfigurations in the cloud and potential hacks.
Organizational Peace of Mind Through Integrated Security Workflows
Something like codifying your ability to monitor for security threats or even automating the scans you perform for added protection make a real difference. When your team has these tools at their disposal, they can continue to expand their reach in your security efforts that require a more human approach. From here, the possibilities for your organization are endless.
Teams are more protected, less likely to experience cybersecurity hacks, and more informed when they take steps to integrate these invaluable practices into their workflow. There’s never a reason to delay making this change, so be proactive with your organization and team and start this process today.