If you think cybercriminals are only targeting large companies, like Fortune 500 companies, think again. Incident management strategies are just as important for small- to medium-sized businesses.
Did you know that a cyberattack can put a company out of business? It’s estimated that roughly 60% of small businesses will close down within six months of an attack. The question becomes — what can you do to protect your organization?
In this age of cybercrime, it pays to be aware, because those who are will be inspired to be proactive, which means when they do get hit, they’re ready to respond.
Get Cyber Hygienic
To fully protect your organization, it’s important to be hygienic in your cyber policies. This includes such areas as information security, remote access, bring your own device (BYOD), social media, and passwords management, among others.
Employees must be trained in various awareness issues, from the latest phishing scams to changing passwords. You must implement an auditing system that accounts for all processes that fall under your hygienic approach.
Identify Weak Areas
What business systems are critical to your daily operations, and what will happen to those operations should you be attacked? You need to have a response team in place equipped with the right tools to keep your organization up and running.
Your disaster recovery plan should include how you’ll approach manual or alternative operations should your digital system be compromised. What will you be able to achieve while offline? Develop “fire drills” that run you through the scenario so that you’ll be fully prepared to react when called upon.
Develop Threat “Radar”
When you keep a complete list of all your computer assets, including devices that are both critical and non-critical to your system, you’ll know where to look to detect threats and anomalies.
When your detect functions are in order, you can quickly get to the source of the threats and investigate more thoroughly. Furthermore, this is a good starting off point for developing a training program that your security team can follow with fact-based information about how to prioritize in the event of an attack.
At One Connect, our mission is to keep you connected, productive, and safe. We have high performance, customized solutions that never take a cookie cutter approach to incident response. Contact us and we’ll go over our strategy for assisting your organization with your unique needs.
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