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 plans that you can implement to keep your system safe from the security breaches.
Do a proper security check of your employees. It is important that you conduct a proper background check on all the employees before they start working in your organization. Reconfirm on the on their previous places of work to find out about their records. Most of the time data breaches are caused by angry employees with a plan to sabotage the organizations 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.
Let the end user understand and know the importance of the Cyber Security for your business. Train and let them know the usefulness and the need of being careful with the passwords that they use to secure the business computers and the sources of information. Let them use passwords that are not easy to guess for example when they are installing antivirus software on the business computers. 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.
Computers always contain information even if they are old and anyone can pick the hard drive and retrieve all the data if they want and use it to hack your company computers so always ensure that they are destroyed and not just disposed of.
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.