Every year, on November 30, since 1988, National Computer Security Day is celebrated. Its cause is to raise awareness about information security and keep all critical infrastructures and data protected from any potential threat.

Can your Organization celebrate on November 30 the National Computer Security Day?

To reply to this question, you have to answer all of the following questions.

Are you aware of the worldwide Cyber Threats that may harm your Organization?

The most common cyber threats all over the world that may harm your Organizations’ critical infrastructures, network, sensitive information, and applications are the following:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Password Attack
  • Denial -of- service (DoS) Attack
  • Phishing Attack
  • Man-in-the-middle Attack

Does your Organization apply the suitable cyber defense architecture?

In a faster than expected digitized world, the volume of data in Organizations has increased rapidly. Their management and structure of information systems have become more complex, and their network perimeter is more extensive.

All of the above occurs in an interconnected environment, becoming very vulnerable to any malicious activity. Thus, Organizations need to design and apply a suitable cyber defense architecture to protect their critical infrastructures and sensitive information from leakage, breach, or even interruption of availability.

Does your Organization identify and address its vulnerabilities?

Every year, cyber-attacks increase rapidly. Thus, Organizations want to gain additional security to protect their data, reputation, and business continuity. Because of this, it is clear that identifying security vulnerabilities in Organizations’ networks, systems, and applications before hackers and other cybercriminals can exploit them is necessary.

One crucial step for Organizations to identify vulnerabilities is to perform penetration testing on their systems and applications.

Except for vulnerabilities identification, Organizations need to design the most appropriate countermeasures to address them with priority.

Does your Organization use systems or applications to gain security?

Organizations should monitor through security systems their networks and collect event logs from various security logs.

All the event logs must be analyzed, and the Organizations receive notifications and reports for any suspicious events. In addition, Organizations through systems need to monitor worldwide cyber threats in real-time. In this way, Organizations will receive information about threats related to systems and applications they use and take appropriate measures to address them.

Furthermore, Organizations should find and monitor all connected devices to their network and define suitable policies, such as Removable Storage, Encryption, etc.

Does your Organization implement Information Security Management System?

The ISO 27001:2013 Standard defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System. Provides appropriate assistance to any organization, regardless of size and sector in which it operates, to adequately manage and protect the information and data of all its stakeholders.

A large percentage of Organizations base their operation on information systems. It is common knowledge that the risk of attacks on their critical infrastructure is increasing rapidly. As a result, are the theft or loss of information, data breaches, denial of service, interruption of business operation, damage of their reputation, etc.

The Information Security Management System affects all Organizations. It includes instructions, procedures, and policies for staff, information systems, and their stakeholders. It provides an appropriately structured approach to information security and improves information systems and Organizations’ availability.

National Computer Security Day: Does your Organization implement a Privacy Information Management System?

Organizations manage a large volume of personal data daily. The management of personal data takes place in a world that is becoming increasingly vulnerable to malicious activity and must comply with regulatory and legal requirements. As a result, Organizations want to gain increased security for personal data protection.

The ISO 27701:2019 supports the existing Information Security Management System of an Organization. It outlines a framework for effective management of the personal data of its stakeholders. In addition, it provides help to Organizations to be compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, such as G.D.P.R., to reduce the risk of breach of this data.

The Privacy Information Management System affects all Organizations and includes instructions, procedures, and policies for staff and stakeholders.

Is your Organization compliant with the G.D.P.R.?

Organizations collect personal data of their staff, customers, and stakeholders. As a result, Organizations need to comply with legal and regulatory requirements around protecting personal data.

Τhe General Data Protection Regulation (G.D.P.R.) sets a new standard for data subjects’ rights regarding their data. Thus, Organizations need to apply policies and processes to maintain compliance.

In addition, when the G.D.P.R. became effective, the Data Protection Officer (D.P.O.) became a mandatory role for all Organizations that work with E.U. citizens’ data. The General Data Protection Regulation (G.D.P.R.) requires a D.P.O. as an enterprise security leadership role. Data Protection Officers are responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with G.D.P.R. requirements. Furthermore, D.P.O. serves as the point of contact between the company and any Supervisory Authorities that oversee activities related to data.

Does your Organization ensure secure payment transactions?

Organizations want to reduce their risk, accountability, and financial losses. In case Organizations do all of their transactions through the bank environment, they need the appropriate certificates to ensure the security of their payment transactions.
If Organizations maintain certificates about secure payment transactions will not incur any bank charges or other claims in a possible breach because the bank will have their certification as evidence.

National Computer Security Day: Have you educated your Organization’s staff on cyber security?

Organizations need to train their staff on cyber security to reduce risks and keep data safe against cyber attacks.
Cyber security training for Organizations’ staff effectively educates them and ensures the proper following of procedures, policies, and guidelines.

Your Organization can celebrate the National Computer Security Day in the following November.

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