This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta, a retired engineer and current freelance journalist who specializes in writing about cyber defense, data privacy, and online security.
Cybersecurity is a process, not an event.
Though there are some tools and systems that you can put in place to dramatically improve the security of your workflow, in reality the best way to protect yourself against hackers is to stay constantly vigilant for emerging threats.
For this reason, rigorous cybersecurity practices should be built into your general workflow. They should be an integral part of building a knowledge management system, and integrated into everyday business practices.
One of the most powerful ways of doing this, and one that will also ensure that you don’t miss anything important, is to use checklists to codify daily, weekly, and monthly security tasks.
This system should also clearly indicate responsibility for each task, and specify mitigation steps should any issues be found.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Building a security checklist
- Creating a security culture
- How to use Process Street to incorporate security into your workflows
- More information security resources