With just a few weeks left of National Cyber Security Awareness month, this is a great time for organizations of all sizes to take a good look at their security posture and consider what can be done to strengthen your IT environment.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month aims to better educate businesses, individuals and organizations alike by raising awareness of common cyber security threats and what can be done to stay safe online.

Today’s technology is constantly advancing, and with that comes elaborate cyber-criminals who’re looking to take advantage of those who are vulnerable. Everything from our cars, phones, doorbells to fridges has become effortlessly connected but has also put our privacy at risk in ways that have never been imagined.

For too long now, cyber security has been seen as the responsibility of a company CISO, when the reality is that everyone needs a sound appreciation and understanding of cyber security best practices. Not holding accountability for securing data or even worse, breaching data, will not help protect an organization's sensitive assets, yet this trend has become more and more common within information security roles.

Whether that be with extensive training and education or by implementing security solutions that will help mitigate the vulnerabilities found in your environment, it all starts with strong leadership. And please, let’s not get implementing security solutions confused with simply throwing money at the problem till it goes away.

Remember, even though organizations are investing record amounts of money into cyber security, the number of security-related incidents is still increasing. If high spending levels are reaping your organization low levels of success, take a step back and evaluate whether you need new security defenses, or need to better educate your staff on how to stay safe online in the workplace.

Cybersecurity is now a shared responsibility- one that we each play an important role in. From an individual standpoint, there are so many areas that need to be better understood:  

  • Staying safe on social media
  • Best practices for creating a password
  • When to use public Wi-Fi
  • Making safe mobile banking payments
  • And so much more!

From an enterprise standpoint, businesses need to stop preoccupying themselves with this idea of stopping every breach, and instead shift that focus to being able to identify how and what can be done once they have been breached. If history has told us anything, it’s that every organization will eventually be breached, but how prepared that organization is to handle the breach can make a small situation a complete disaster if not taken seriously.

NNT CTO- Mark Kedgley, explains, “Modern IT environments need to start operating Security Best Practices- remove vulnerabilities then maintain hardened system integrity through change control. It is only by spotting the breach in time that an organization has any chance of effectively managing security.”


NNT Suite of Products

change tracker gen7r2 logo

Combine industry leading Device Hardening, File Integrity Monitoring, Change Control, Configuration Management & Compliance Management into one easy to use solution that can scale to the most demanding environments!

fastcloud logo

Automatically evaluate and verify the authenticity of file changes in real-time with NNT FAST™ (File Approved-Safe Technology) Integrity Assurance.

log tracker logo logo

Comprehensive and easy to use security information & event log management with intelligent & self-learning correlation technology to highlight potentially harmful activity in seconds.

vulnerability tracker logo

Continuously scan and identify vulnerabilities with unparalleled accuracy and efficiency, protecting your IT assets on premises, in the cloud and mobile endpoints.

USA Offices
New Net Technologies LLC
Suite #10115, 9128 Strada Place
Naples, Florida, 34108
1175 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30361.
4145 SW Watson, Suite 350
Beaverton, Oregon, 97005.

Tel: (844) 898-8358
email [email protected]
UK Office
New Net Technologies Ltd
Rivers Lodge, West Common
Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Tel: 01582 287310
email [email protected]
CIS benchmarking SEWP Cybersecurity 500Sans Institute Now Certified IBM Security
Copyright 2019, New Net Technologies LLC. All rights reserved. 
NNT and Change Tracker are registered trademarks of New Net Technologies LLC.
All other product, company names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.