What Are the First Steps Businesses Should Take to Improve Cybersecurity?

The first step businesses should take to improve cybersecurity involves understanding their unique risks and documenting their current systems and processes. All companies use third-party solutions of some kind, exposing their organization to their contractors’ and vendors’ vulnerabilities as well.

Key Takeaways

  • Business’s first priority should be learning and understanding what their unique cyber risks are.
  • Document “the knowns,” including all hardware, software, and systems used, to discover “the unknowns” which may uncover troubling issues or vulnerabilities.
  • Once vulnerabilities are identified, prioritizing them is essential for effective risk management and driving business decisions.
  • Businesses can no longer afford to exclude cybersecurity risks from budget needs and business planning.

Meet Our Speaker

Joe Bielawski, President

Joe Bielawski is the President of Knowledge Services, founding member of StateRAMP, and the visionary Founder of RAMPxchange.

With a wealth of experience in government programs and IT thought leadership, Joe is driven by a commitment to serving others. His passion for empowering organizations to navigate the intricate cybersecurity landscape led him to establish RAMPxchange, a dynamic marketplace connecting businesses with top-tier cybersecurity solutions.

His commitment to excellence and dedication to advancing cybersecurity practices have positioned him as a prominent figure in the industry. Through his leadership, Joe continues to drive positive change and shape the future of cybersecurity.