Establishing a Cyber Security Action Plan for the Business
This is one of the things that a company should never ignore. Any Breach of your cyber business security can tremendously affect your business in a negative way as the information can fall into the hands of the wrong person which can be used against your company. There are some few strategies that you can implement in your business that will help to keep your systems safe and also protect them from these attacks.
Do a proper security check of your employees. Do a proper and clear background checks for all your employees. Cross check with all your employees information to be sure that they have a straight record. Most of the time data breaches are caused by angry employees with a plan to sabotage the organizations operations. Sometimes when you put so much in your employees to the extent of understanding the companies operations and the organization including the data flow, when you fall apart they would want to get back at you by sabotaging your operations in the company and so you need to be very sure and careful on who you give these positions of trust because if the employees is not sober enough he or she can cause a serious security breach.
Educate the end-users being your staff, in this case, the importance of Cybersecurity. Train and let them know the usefulness and the need of being careful with the passwords that they use to secure the business computers and the sources of information. 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. The company should, therefore, organize for training programs so that the end user can be educated on the most important issues such as the use and the importance of using strong passwords. Social media can also be another way that the security of your business can be breached. Have an inventory of all the items that you have in your organization. Keep a count of inventories like the computers, flash drives, hard drives and others so that you always know the number in case one went missing. 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.
The end users are allowed to download the software programs, access different websites, and sometimes forget to run the security scans and all of this can infect your networks with virus and also other malicious software and so always ensure that you have protected your networks.