While it is important that your business implement comprehensive network protections, there are plenty of simple ways that your business’ cybersecurity could potentially fail. This could easily cost you heavily in your available capital, financial and social alike.
Let’s go through a few of these mistakes so that you’re in a better position to avoid them in your business’ cybersecurity.
Assuming You Are Secure
Consider for a moment how confident you are that, if your business was to be targeted by a cyberattack, you could weather the storm unscathed. It is important that you don’t overestimate how secure you are.
Never assume that you have done everything you can to protect your business from threats. There is always the risk that something crucial malfunctions or one of your team members makes a mistake. There are countless ways that your data can be stolen, undermined, damaged, or otherwise lost, so making the assumption that your business is inherently secure is a serious error in judgment.
Overlooking Security Issues
On a related note, it can be too simple to also assume that you don’t have to worry about being targeted, on account of your size as a small or medium-sized organization. This assumption leads to an increased likelihood of successful attacks due to lax precautions and lacking training, as well as no real security strategy in place to help protect your business’ data. This is a systemic issue for many businesses, putting them in a seriously precarious position.
Missing or Neglected Best Practices
There are dozens of ways that you and your team can either help or hurt your organizational security preparedness. Failing to keep your software promptly updated, utilizing insecure passwords, and connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks are all bad habits you’ll want to avoid. Educating your team members (and yourself) about the importance of adhering to the standards that your best practices establish is a critical step to avoid a lot of avoidable issues.
Wolk9IT is here to help.
We offer a variety of helpful security precautions as a part of our comprehensive managed services, allowing us to not only assist your business in recovering from a security breach but avoid them altogether. Give us a call at (646) 741-1166 to learn more.