Establishing a Cyber Security Action Plan for the Business
Hackers are always coming up with new means on how they can hack and tamper with information, and they are getting sophisticated and more complex by the day, and this is why you have to always be on the lookout of these new tactics by boosting the cyber security of your business without ignoring it. A serious breach is disastrous to the company’s reputation, but with the increased technology intertwined in our everyday lives businesses need a versatile action plan if there is any chance of minimizing risks. There are some few strategies that you can implement in your business that will help to keep your systems safe and also protect them from these attacks.
All your employees records should be well scanned so that you can be able to know each and every employee in your organization. Do a proper and clear background checks for all your employees. Reconfirm on the on their previous places of work to find out about their records. Be on the lookout for the angry employees who would want to sabotage the business operations. Sometimes when you put so much in your employees to the extent of understanding the companies operations and the organization including the data flow, when you fall apart they would want to get back at you by sabotaging your operations in the company and so you need to be very sure and careful on who you give these positions of trust because if the employees is not sober enough he or she can cause a serious security breach.
It is also important that you educate the end user as they are always a weak point in any of the security systems. Let them understand the importance of using strong passwords. Train them on the use and the need to protect their passwords and keeping them as a secret because if anyone who is not trusted can get a hold of the password they can cause very serious information breach. Human error also can cause security breach. Organizing for training is also another way of educating the end user to understand the importance of Cyber Security. They are also trained on the effects of social media security awareness and how to be able to identify any possible threats and attacks. Have an inventory of all the items that you have in your organization. Some of the necessary, important things include the external hard drives, computers flash drives and many others. In case you lose one of the gadgets that contain personal companies data, and you are not sure how to find it, you will be able to take the necessary measures because you have a count and you will be able to know which one is missing.
Throwing away of old computers is not the best option but instead after the breaking down they should not be thrown away but rather destroyed completely before disposing of them off because the hard drives might contain important information that can fall into the hands of the wrong people and then find a way to hack into your systems.
The end users are allowed to download the software programs, access different websites, and sometimes forget to run the security scans and all of this can infect your networks with virus and also other malicious software and so always ensure that you have protected your networks.