Cybercrime has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic. The immediate increase in remote access work and all of the endpoint devices that became part of it has vastly broadened the target landscape for hackers. Today, more than 40% of all cybercrime is comprised of attacks on small to midsized businesses. Unfortunately, SMB owners have traditionally not taken cyber security seriously enough. They have incorrectly presumed that cybercriminals won’t bother with smaller businesses. That approach has turned SMBs into the “low hanging fruit’ of cyberattacks. Without proper business cyber security, these businesses risk devastating data breaches that could have serious consequences.
There is no “one and done” solution for business cyber security. Every business is different; therefore, a cyber security protection plan must be created and customized for your business before a cyberattack.
A cyber security protection plan is detailed documentation of a company’s security rules, policies and procedures. In addition, the plan should define the protections in place, employee cyber security best practices and steps to be taken in the event of an attack. Also, because hackers are always looking for new ways to attack your hard-earned business data, the plan must be updated regularly to ensure the protections are up to date.
Cyber security is usually beyond the knowledge of most small to midsized business owners and is too important for guesswork. Therefore, IT security policy development should be done in collaboration with IT experts as there are many complicated issues to be addressed. Here are some of the considerations addressed in creating your cyber security checklist:
Cybercriminals use a wide array of techniques for attacking private data. Because Office 365 encompasses so many business functions and connections involving private data, businesses need to take a global approach toward securing their networks. Unfortunately, SMBs have neither the time nor the budget for a full-time IT department. Without the expertise and experience of IT professionals, smaller businesses cannot ensure that their cyber security protective features are being fully utilized. Also, additional layers of cyber security should be added as part of an integrated plan for a business’ network protection. SMBs need to use IT experts, to provide risk analyses, assess cyber vulnerabilities across their systems and help them design the best layers of security for their business data.
DIGIGUARD is a small business IT company specializing in preventing cyber threats of all kinds. They have the expertise and experience to help you create the best cyber security protection plan for your company.
They possess a wide array of solutions to protect against cybercrimes and ensure you have the best possible protection in place. Also, DIGIGUARD works with small to midsized businesses to provide cyber risk training and establish customized cyber security best practices to secure their confidential data. In addition, DIGIGUARD locks down all your devices, making sure your endpoints have the specific protections they require, especially those used for remote-access work.
For businesses of any size, cyberattacks can have devastating consequences. DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber risks and work with you to design all the best protection solutions for your business.