ARTICLES — March 16, 2022

Do a Security Fit Check with These 6 Pointers

So, you’re planning to boost up your security measures and protect your business from cyber attacks. What are the things you check on? Well, we’ve created a list of things to check on and why it’s important.

1. How big is your attack surface area?

The more features you have on your application or system, the more security risk you’re adding up. When you restrict access to certain functions, you can reduce potential vulnerabilities thus creating a smaller attack area. You can implement this principle by giving access to select registered users.

 

2. By default, how secure is your application?

When you run your application as is, does it automatically filter and route data comprehensively? A proper segmentation at the baseline will reduce the risk of fraudulent activities.

 

3. Are you setting user privileges?

A user should have the minimum set of privileges required to perform a specific task. Using an Access Control List can help you set these rules and policies to give or block access.

For example, on a fleet management platform, only those signed up as a “dispatch manager” can set order delivery schedules. However, they wouldn’t be allowed to change the details of the ordered items.

 

4. How deep is your defense?

The best way to secure an application is by having multiple security controls that will help you approach risks in different ways. You can do this by having multiple layers of validation. 

Say, when your system receives a data packet, not only do you check the sender’s username, password, and IP, you’re also doing a Deep Packet Inspection on a checkpoint to ensure there’s no malware hidden in there.

 

5. Are your failures secure?

Failures happen. Connections can fail and data input can be incorrect. When these things happen, it’s important to ensure that no sensitive information comes out from them.

 

6. How are you fixing your security issues?

Once you identify the root cause of your security problems, you should repair and test the repairs. Be aware that the same problem might be happening in other places too. So, be thorough and find all the affected areas.

Managing risks and thoroughly dealing with issues are the key to protecting your business digitally. Features like routing and filtering, access control list, and deep packet inspections are fundamental to keeping your digital network efficiently secure. 

Get all of these features and more with Telkomsel IoT Sphere, a security solution that can help protect your global network down to every physical asset. Click on the link to learn more or talk to our IoT Experts.

 

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