Ensuring cybersecurity: 5 critical steps and ideas 

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11 Cybersecurity Threats for 2020 (Plus 5 Solutions) | i-SightIt’s a no brainer that your business has to be proactive about cybersecurity. Most business owners often have compliance on their mind, and while that’s critical too, cybersecurity is more than just about being compliant. It’s about taking precautionary and preventive measures, and there are certain things that go a long way in preventing cyberattacks. In this post, we are sharing quick things to know about ensuring cybersecurity. 

  1. Focus on all networked devices. Every device that’s connected to a network works like a computer, including IP video surveillance systems. From connecting IP cameras with software like Genetec, to checking devices for firewalls, updates, every step does matter. Networked devices must be protected, for which employee awareness matters, and that’s our next step. 
  2. Train your people. Are your employees aware of recent cyberattacks? Is your business spending enough on workshops and training? Do employees know what it takes to check emails with a bird’s eye? These are some of the basic questions that are worth answering. 
  3. Use extra measures. Passwords are critical for cybersecurity, so ensure that every password is strong, long, complex, and is never reused. Secondly, employees must be encouraged to use a password manager, and where required, multifactor authentication must be considered. 
  4. Check for privilege users. Those who have access to critical resources often end up becoming loopholes in cybersecurity. Make sure that your keep an eye on such users and accounts, and don’t shy away from taking steps, where needed. For instance, you can use the lockout feature to prevent brute force attacks, or remove rights and permissions in real time. 
  5. Be ready to adapt. Cyber threats and concerns are constantly evolving, and it is important for businesses to be ready to adapt to new emerging issues. Keep an eye on how cybersecurity is evolving within your niche, and learn from the mistakes of others.

The relevance of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is relevant, because the consequences of a security breach can be more severe than you think. Beyond the losses and disruptions, your business can face loss in face value and brand trust, which may take years in recovery. Do your homework with regards to cybersecurity policies, and make the whole concept know to your people. It requires collaborative will, effort and understanding to make cybersecurity work at an organizational level. 

You can find many details on how to take cybersecurity to the next level, and most measures are basic and don’t require massive investments.