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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. Business should have a flexible Cyber Security plan in place so that they can always be safe from these kinds of attacks. The strategies that are there are not a hundred percent effective in preventing the cyber attacks and also the data breaches, but there are some strategies that you can implement to help keep and maintain the integrity of the systems.
The first initial steps that you can first take are to take your employee security seriously. Do a proper and clear background checks for all your employees. Reconfirm on the on their previous places of work to find out about their records. Be on the lookout for the angry employees who would want to sabotage the business operations. If there are any signs or elements of the employee not being trustworthy do not then trust them by letting them hold positions that are sensitive to the operations of the business.
Educate the end-users being your staff, in this case, the importance of Cybersecurity. It will be absolutely meaningless to implement the use of passwords in your organization if the people working for you will use obvious and weak passwords that can be guessed by everyone. Train them on the use and the need to protect their passwords and keeping them as a secret because if anyone who is not trusted can get a hold of the password they can cause very serious information breach. 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. The staff are also trained on the effects of the social media and how they can be able to know any possible threats. Another important thing that you have to know is the count of all the assets that are in your business. They many include, computers, external hard drives, tablets, flash drives, the servers and many more so that if any time a question of what is it that the company owns ever comes up you will definitely know. This will give you an idea if for example a laptop or a flash drive went missing, and if any of these devices contained confidential information, with one of it fell into the wrong hands that can threaten the security of the company.
Always make sure that the assets and destroyed after being replaced by current and new ones.
Always protect your networks, because they are the major vulnerability in any business.