November 16, 2015, 12:34 PM EST
More than Protecting Passwords: Advancements in Cyber Security
Source: Synchrony Financial
That being said, companies are taking a closer look at how best to protect their clients’ data. “Information Security, which used to be an add-on, an afterthought to systems and processes, now needs to be inherent in the DNA of all systems to work effectively,” remarks Daniel Conroy, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Synchrony Financial. Conroy is part of a growing network of professionals tasked with staying abreast of the latest security innovations. He shares his insights here so that businesses can better recognize the most effective cyber security protocols to help keep their customers’ data safe.
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Maintain information sharing networks with peer organizations
Prioritize & categorize threats
One way that security teams can protect against such attacks is by deploying layered security defense systems. Based on the military theory that a multi-faceted defense protocol is harder to penetrate than a single barrier, cyber security experts are using every tool in their arsenal to protect the networks and databases under their charge. By combining tools such as end point security, antivirus software, firewalls, VPNs, intrusion detection, encryption, strong authentication, etc. into one coordinated system, networks can be made exponentially more secure.
Utilize a layered flexible defense
Prepare to invest, now and then
It won't be easy or inexpensive, but it's an investment that a company has to make in order to ensure its future viability and reputation.
Cyber Security Darwinism
To learn more about Synchrony Financial and their commitment to cyber security, visit www.synchronyfinancial.com.