Cybersecurity Best Practices

Posted by BAS - 29 April, 2021

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration posed an article discussing cybersecurity program best practices. The posting identifies the following 12 steps for cybersecurity success:

1. A formal, well documented cybersecurity program;
2. Prudent annual risk assessments;
3. A reliable annual third-party audit of security controls.
4. A clearly defined and assigned information security roles and responsibilities;
5. Strong access control procedures;
6. Assets or data stored in a cloud or managed by a third party service provider are subject to appropriate security reviews and independent security assessments;
7. Cybersecurity awareness training conducted at least annually for all personnel and updated to reflect risks identified by the most recent risk assessment;
8. A secure system development life cycle program;
9. A business resiliency program which effectively addresses business continuity, disaster recovery and incident response;
10. Encryption of sensitive data stored and in transit;
11. Strong technical controls implementing best security practices; and
12. Responsiveness to cybersecurity incidents or breaches.

 

A copy of the posting may be accessed by clicking here

Employers should make sure to implement cybersecurity programs and incorporate best practice suggestions.

Topics: MyEnroll360 Security, BAS News, MyEnroll360 News, Technology News


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