If you’ve had your ear to the ground where cyber security is concerned, you have witnessed the evolution of threats over recent years. They’ve become more prevalent, more dangerous, and more invasive as cyber criminals develop new ways of gaining access to your system. It has become incumbent on organizations to step up their strategies to fight back against attacks.
As if getting hacked isn’t enough of a burden unto itself, having to pay fines associated with cases where personally identifiable information is leaked adds to the stress. You also have to consider the damage to the reputation of an organization that has been hacked and has had client information leaked.
Why You Need a Cyber Security Strategy
The benefits of planning a cyber security strategy are many, but key are the following:
When you improve your security, you have a better chance of preventing breaches. A breach can cause immediate loss of access to data, which translates into loss of profits. If you can’t make a full recovery in a short amount of time, your business may shut down.
Your clients will trust you if you’re providing excellent customer service, but once you get hacked and their information is stolen, loss of faith could have long term negative impact.
With a cyber security team working to streamline your security protocols, you gain visibility into your processes, offering a more impenetrable first line of defense against attack.
In the end, it’s all about who has control. Without a robust cyber security strategy that is constantly re-evaluated, you’re giving control to the cyber criminals.
There is no doubt that data drives the business world today. Digitization is the norm, and without the proper regulations in place, your data is a sitting duck.
Education Is Key
It’s often seen as the duty of the cyber security team to put all the protections in place, and while that may be true to a large extent, accountability must be a priority from the C-suite down to the mailroom. Without proper education about impending threats, the ways hackers access systems, and how employees can prevent themselves from being the weak link, data will remain at risk. People need to be held accountable for what they open in emails, establishing secure passwords, and accessing company data, particularly in a remote work scenario.
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August 12, 2019