It doesn’t matter how big or small your business, or what industry you work in, data breaches pose a real threat to all of us. In addition to monetary fines, a data breach can result in long-term reputational damage, business disruption, staff and customer churn. To avoid this kind of impact on your business, read on to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself and your business online.
Did you know that the second largest contributor to data breaches globally is human error? While many people think about the threat of hackers, it's also important to strengthen internal security through staff training and other security measures such as encryption coding and access management to prevent data leaks.
A leading technology company, Cisco, emphasises that a successful cybersecurity approach has multiple layers of protection spread across the computers, networks, programs or data that you intend to keep safe. In an organisation, the people, processes, and technology must all complement one another to create an effective defence from cyber-attacks. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today because there are more devices than people, and attackers are becoming more innovative.
Today, there are more cyber-attacks presenting danger to organisations, employees, and consumers. They may be designed to access or destroy sensitive data or extort money, which can, in effect, destroy businesses and damage people’s financial and personal lives.
However, Norton advises that you don’t need to be a cyber security specialist to understand and practice cyber defence tactics. Below are the typical types of cyber threats that your business could be vulnerable to:
FRSecure says there five ways you can protect your business from a cyber attack online:
For further help, check out this guide by HM Government on how to improve cybersecurity in your business – quickly, easily and at low cost.
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