No business wants to experience a data breach, but it seems like we hear about one every day. Data breaches can cost you financially, however even worse than that, they can shake your customers’ trust in your business.
Several factors can leave your business especially vulnerable. These are the top nine risks to your business that you should address right away:
- Web Security – In today’s connected world, data security is crucial for business continuity and protecting your data, business, and users in the event of a cyberattack.
- Security Posture and Infrastructure – A cybersecurity posture is the cornerstone of an organization’s defense. It ensures all components of the business IT and infrastructure are safe and protected.
- Data Security – The foundational goal of data security is to protect all of the data that your organization stores, creates, collects, receives, or transmits. It is also the key to compliance. It doesn’t matter how your data is created, stored, or shared – it must be protected.
- User Training – Any team member that can access your network or data should be trained to understand the importance of cybersecurity and how to safely protect the organization and themselves from security risks.
- Incident Response – Security operations centers monitor and analyze networks, servers, databases, applications, websites, endpoints, and other systems\watching for suspicious activity that may indicate a security incident, or compromise.
- Endpoint Security– Protecting security network endpoints and endpoint devices like desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones is crucial. Endpoints serve as potential access points to your network and create entry points that hackers can exploit.
- Protection of Email – Email solutions like spam filtering, anti-phishing controls, spyware detection, firewalls, login security, antivirus policies, data loss protection, and encryption can help secure your company’s email from spoofing, phishing, credential hacks, and more.
- Access and Identity Management – Access and identity management is a system of policies, processes, and technologies, that organize the management of electronic and digital identities. With a framework in place, IT managers can control user access to information.
- Threat Intelligence – Data is collected and analyzed to understand a threat actor’s targets, attack behaviour, and targets. This enables faster, more informed, data-driven security decisions by taking a proactive approach against the threat.