Data is one of the most valuable assets for businesses, regardless of their size. If an organisation experiences a breach of security that results in a loss of data, it can have devastating effects on the future of the business.
With cybercriminals becoming more advanced and even bolder, organisations have to update their security systems constantly.
But how can organisations be better prepared against cyber threats?
Here are just three ways they can improve the efficiency of their cybersecurity efforts and reduce the impact of cybercrime:
Keep all software updated
Hackers commonly gain access to your computer systems through code defects. These code defects can remain unnoticed for years before they are fixed. These code defects can affect all software. Therefore if you do not update your software, you will miss out on the updates that have patched code defects. This is an extremely easy yet effective way to keep your customer’s and organsation’s data safe and secure.
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Train your staff
Every one of your staff members should be trained about the warning signs of a harmful email or scam. Although email providers are constantly working to improve their detection procedures to ensure that these threats are identified before you receive them, some threats may still make it into your inbox. However, there are red flags that alert you to the fact that it is a scam that your employees should be trained to identify. For example, some of the red flags include asking for your credit card details or personal information, requests for immediate action regarding unfamiliar situations and emails that contain suspicious attachments. By training employees to be on the lookout for these kinds of emails means that your organisation will be able to identify any potential threats as well as protect their company from the threat.
Streamline your cybersecurity processes
ISO 27032 helps organisations streamline their cybersecurity processes and protection. This standard provides guidelines surrounding the protection and long-term sustainability of business processes. It also helps to equip organisations with the ability to develop a framework that is able to identify the systems and processes which are most vulnerable to a cyberattack.
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