The beginning of each new year brings with it the promise of a better tomorrow. We all start each year with a renewed sense of self, armed with hope and determination to make the new year so much better than the last.
We learn from our mistakes, only to make newer, better mistakes. Don’t feel bad though, this is the nature of the tradition of entering a new year. Some things, however, make a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads – year after year. One of these horrible things is the ever-looming threat of cyber-attacks on our businesses.
Here are five of the most important cyber security points to keep your business safe
1. Keep Hybrid Workers Safe
Keep your hybrid workers secure by utilizing updated antivirus software. With the growing number of threats entering the cyber universe daily, now is as good a time as any to make sure that your worker’s systems are safe.
Offer remote workers a VPN service so they can safely connect to your business’ network and protect their privacy.. Remind your hybrid workers not to share their pins and to be aware of phishing scams. During online meetings, always be cautious when sharing your screen. Accidents happen from time to time, but you need to be vigilant when conducting business in cyberspace.
2. Update Your Security Policies
The only way to get your employees to take cyber security seriously is to demonstrate that your company prioritizes security. You must regularly review and update your cyber security policies, which will help to keep security and safety at the forefront of your employees’ minds.
That is the only way to protect your company from the threat of external and internal cyber-attacks. A safe workplace is a better workplace.
3. Get With The Program
Without the right cyber security program, your company will be rendered useless at defending itself against data breaches – and it will become a growing target for cybercriminals.
Do your research and find the best product for security orchestration, automation, and response – that is how some of the biggest global brands stay on top of their cyber security requirements. These cyber security programs and processes help protect the integrity and confidentiality of your company’s computer systems and networks.
4. Prioritize Data Integrity
Data integrity requirements have been set out by various laws in countries around the world. Companies are required to ensure that they have policies and protocols in place to protect their most precious asset – company and client data.
2021 saw almost 1300 data breaches in the United States alone, which resulted in the theft of intellectual property and the leaking of highly confidential information.
5. Conduct Regular Risk Assessments
Your company must conduct thorough cyber security risk assessments regularly; that is the only way to help ensure that the cyber security controls you have in place are effective and are adhered to by your employees.
The main purpose of these assessments is to help businesses understand and control all forms of cyber risk. That needs to be a critical aspect of your company’s risk management strategy for 2022. By following the above points, you can keep your business and your employees safe.
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