There is good news for the manufactures, as now they can check the vulnerability of a cyber attack in easier way with the help of self-assessment tool.

FREMONT, CA: Cyber threats are mushrooming in the market every day, so all the companies should have a secure infrastructure to recognize and deal with these situations. The manufacturing sector is also facing several cyber crimes, but the worst thing about the industry is that they are not sure how vulnerable these activities are for their organization.

Now MEP National Network Cybersecurity Assessment Tool has made the process easier, here are the steps to self-assess the level of cyber-risk to your company:

Identify

If you have basic information about a company like the state of residence, you can start using the assessment tool. The other thing to keep in mind is that NIST and the MEP National Network do not retain any information about the company, other than its location. The score for each step of the Framework will not be recorded.

All the companies should identify who has access to their personal information so that they can control those activities. Also, create policies and procedures for cybersecurity. The beginning portion of the self-assessment tool relates to the existing structures that help identify cyber threats, given are the topics covered in the section:

• Worker phishing training and their access to sensitive information

• How the company manages passwords

• Which device contains the confidential data your company holds

• The device that store sensitive information should be up to date and do not include nonessential business applications

• Check whether you receive information about threats from internal and external sources

• The complexity and strength of the passwords you use

• How often the company modifies passwords

Protect

To discuss system protection, the tool goes into the Protect category of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Prepare yourself to give answers about matters such as:

• Firewalls

• Regarding data retention and destruction policies

• How often workers are provided cybersecurity training

• Whether workers can access company data remotely

• How to do access management for physical assets properly

• Data encryption

• What are the disaster recovery policies

• Physical asset management and protection

• Whether the human resources department assists with cybersecurity practices by doing things like locking a person's account when they leave the company for any reason

Respond

The work of the Respond portion of the Framework is to check how well a business is prepared to take action after detecting a cybersecurity threat or incident.

Recover

The Recover category deals with the practices which help the business recover after a cybersecurity incident. The section covers:

• How often the company back up the data

• Whether the recovery plan has actions, you and your employees will take to restore normalcy after a cybersecurity issue

• Is there someone responsible for managing the recovery in the company

• Whether the organization have insurance coverage connected with cybersecurity

After finishing with the questions within the Recover section, the tool shares a few recommended resources before it generates your score.

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