When talking about the security of your network, it’s time to take it a step further. A step further from what you ask…A step further than you have been. As the hackers become more sophisticated, it is becoming harder and harder to protect networks. When taking about security, antivirus, antispyware, patch management and weekly scans just are not enough. It’s time to take it a step further.
When creating a plan and a budget for your network, we need to encompass everything all together. Doing a HIPAA Risk Assessment is a good thing, but it is no longer enough. I have put together a list of things you need to consider when planning your network security.
- You need a good SOC. What is a SOC? It is a Security Operations Center. The goal of the SOC is to detect, analyze and respond to cybersecurity incidents using a combination of technology solutions and a strong set of processes.
- It is a good idea to have a SIEM Solution. Usually, a SOC and SIEM work hand in hand. A SIEM is used to analyze data and to catch abnormal behavior for potential cyber attacks. SIEM stands for Security Information Event Management.
- Employ an outside/inside consultant. – When you employ your consultant, it’s not enough for them to just run scans and give advice. This needs to go a step further, with frequent scans, training, and reviews. You have to stay on top of this. Security is not a “one and done”. It should be done on an on-going basis.
Tier3MD’s sister company, Tier3MD Secure can help you with all of your security needs. Invest the money in your security. It’s worth it.
Sheryl Cherico, CEO
Tier3MD and a medical IT support company headquartered in Atlanta, GA.