One benefit of digital transformation is that the useful data we rely upon to improve our organizations is available through any number of systems and processes. Unfortunately, while the focus is on the transformation process, cyber security can become an issue that leads to compromised systems and data.
You have witnessed the headlines and cringed at the side effects of being compromised by cyber criminals. However, are you doing enough to protect your organization?
Assessing the Risk
With a lack of behavior-centric security protocols, there can be no real understanding of the ways in which we can adapt to various situations that pop up with cyber security compromises. It’s often the case that the areas in which humans intervene with the system create situations where compromise becomes immanent. Therefore, human risk should be one of the top considerations in any cyber security strategy.
However, while human error is accidental, particularly when addressing employee issues like bring your own device (BYOD) and password sensitive applications, there are also risk factors that include an increasingly imperative topic – malicious risk.
These are the cyber security issues that get the bulk of the headlines, because there are so many ways in which malicious attackers gain access to systems and data.
Steps to Take
It’s often the insider that creates a situation where credentials are stolen, giving hackers free reign to do what they will with the data they access. In the worst cases, they take it hostage in what’s known as a ransomware attack, and unless the data is backed up in a secure location, the business will never gain access to their critical data without paying a price.
All organizations have to implement security solutions that give users the visibility they need to do their jobs, but with a level of control that makes them take steps to ensure the security of the system and the data within.
Not everyone knows how data flows through an organization, which is part of the problem that needs to be addressed in a proper security protocol.
At One Connect, we take cyber attacks of all varieties out of the equation for our clients by offering industry-leading protection. Don’t let your business fall into the victim category. Take advantage of the new technologies that we offer to mitigate your risk. Contact us today.