3 Ways To Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attacks

3 Ways To Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attacks

 

  1. Plan for the worst – The sad truth is that, no matter how much most businesses prepare their defenses for a cyber-attack, a breach will often occur anyway. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in protection, but you should always have a plan in place if and when crisis strikes. Include actions to contain the breach, patch the affected systems, and coordinate teams (not just IT) to stay on top of the problem.
  1. Keep your team in the know – The vast majority of breaches are instigated through minor errors by everyday employees. These noncompliant security behaviors aren’t just bad for your business; they’re bad for PR. That’s why cyber security should be everyone’s priority, not just the techies in your business. That means educating everyone on what to watch out for and what to do when hackers come knocking at your door.
  1. Budget for robust cyber security – Of course, all of these measures won’t mean a thing if you don’t actually invest in cyber security. Instead of a one-and-done task to check off, cyber security actions should be a regular component of your day-today. Include the costs of training, employee time, documentation, consulting and the latest security innovations.

 

Smallbiztrends.com, 11/20/2018