1. Develop Cybersecurity Policies
Policies are the foundation of any business. Businesses need to develop cybersecurity policies so employees understand what is acceptable behavior on the corporate network and reduce the chance of human errors that could introduce risk to the business.
2. Eliminate unused applications and software.
Many times, businesses are not attacked at the front gates, but are attacked because of a vulnerable application or software that is present on the system. If you have applications and software that you are no longer using, then get rid of them to reduce your chance of a cyberattack.
3. User cybersecurity awareness training.
The human element is the most exploitable. More than 40% of security breaches are attributed to human error caused by either a malicious phishing email or lost documents or devices. Training employees to recognize a potential threat is crucial to protecting a business.
4. Cybersecurity Program
Start developing a cybersecurity program today. Developing a cybersecurity program is a big task, but like anything, starting is the hardest part. The work involved will help protect the business you have built. Start by conducting a cybersecurity risk assessment to identify security gaps within your network.
5. Create a cybersecurity Budget
If your business hasn’t started setting aside funding for cybersecurity yet then this needs to happen today. The world we live in revolves around the internet and that’s not going away anytime soon. Cyberattacks are on the rise and cybercriminals are not just targeting big businesses anymore. They are going after anyone who may be valuable and vulnerable. Don’t let your business be vulnerable because it’s only a matter of time until your business will be attacked.