How Can a Small Business Defend Its Most Critical Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities?

A proactive and comprehensive cybersecurity strategy is a sign your business values customers’ trust, safety, and privacy. The first steps in identifying and managing your most critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities include a targeted risk assessment, an asset inventory, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Key Takeaways

  • The foundational steps involve a targeted risk assessment, an asset inventory, and protecting your network architecture.
  • Beyond fundamental measures, a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy includes adding nuanced layers of defense.
  • In your asset inventory, consider all interconnections within your boundary and those between your boundary and third-parties. Also include your employees as assets.

Meet Our Speaker

Jordan Hickam, Director of Cybersecurity Services

As someone who has traversed various sectors including healthcare, medical devices, and state government business advocacy, Jordan has a multifaceted understanding of the intricate workings of organizational systems and the critical nature of safeguarding sensitive information.

His time in the medical sector exposed him to the challenges of securing patient data and medical technologies from cyber threats. Moreover, his tenure in the business advocacy arena shed light on cybersecurity’s pivotal role in maintaining business continuity and regulatory adherence within a complex economic landscape.

These varied experiences underscore the critical significance of cybersecurity in protecting individual privacy, corporate assets, and the foundational integrity of essential services and societal infrastructure.