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Oct 19, 2021

Best Cybersecurity Practices for Your Business

by Gordon Polovin

Cybersecurity revolves around the technologies, processes, applications, and controls designed to protect your business systems from cyber threats and attacks. This includes the company’s networks, programs, devices, and data. Businesses must be vigilant against these ongoing attacks, and employ the right strategies and tools to keep hackers at bay. Some of the more sensitive data that hackers and cyber-criminals target include: Customer information Strategic reports Employee details Trends Confidential communications From the hackers’ viewpoint, intellectual property in any shape or form will likely convert into massive profits. And unfortunately, the destructive work of the hackers can bring your business to a standstill. There’s nothing worse than downtime, inability to access records, and staff hanging around waiting for things to reboot. What’s a good starting point for cybersecurity? Undoubtedly, the best starting point is “awareness” from top management down through the ranks so that everyone in the business becomes attuned to avoiding viruses and building digital protection barriers. What does this involve? Addressing the most prominent cyberspace dangers with protocols and software solutions. A recent Gartner report shows that companies (enterprises as well as small and midsize businesses) will depend on the cloud for up to 45 percent of their platform functionalities by 2024. That makes sense as we see more and more companies transitioning employees to remote work. That means that cybersecurity is now more important than ever. What are the most significant threats today? The most significant threats include the following: Ransomware Ransomware is the worst of the worst […]

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