Protecting your organizations infrastructure is much like protecting your home. At home, we take precautions such as locking our doors, turning on an alarm system and having a plan in place in case someone attempts to break in. It’s important to take the same kinds of steps when it comes to the security of your organization. We constantly hear about a new security breach at companies big and small. There is only one good thing that has come of these situations; we’re talking about it. We’re asking ourselves if our organization is truly secure. We’re looking into what it takes to be sure that our company isn’t in the next security breach headline.
While I was attending a security conference, one of the speakers spoke about us “living in a post-breach era.” After hearing this, I started to reflect on the number of large, well-known companies that have experienced security breaches.
So, where do we go from here? Understanding that people can harm you and your business is the first step to understanding cybersecurity. Is your data backed up? If so, who has access to it? Are you patching? Are you doing internal vulnerability scans? All of these questions should have solid answers to them in order to ensure security within your organization.
Understanding what information needs to be protected is the first step. For example, let’s look at your banking information. Does it use multi-factor authentication to log in? Multi-factor authentication means that you not only have a log in and password, but you also receive a PIN code via text anytime you attempt to log in to your account. This ensures the credibility of the person logging in. Revolution Group employees use multi-factor authentication when logging into their Outlook work email, accounting systems, etc.
You must also ask yourself, “Do my employees have security training?” Over 90% of all security breaches over the last 3 years are user based. Hackers imitate employees who have access to important information. They send employees links via email which contain malicious software. When you click into them, the hackers gain access to your network.
It’s up to you to protect yourself from being a victim to a security breach. Train employees on policies and safe computing and ensure that everyone has the same end goal in mind: to keep your company secure so that you can focus on what you do best.
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