30 Apr Cyber Security in the times of Covid-19: How to avoid these top security mistakes and secure your business?
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed a lot of businesses to the digital front. As traditional ways to buy, sell, manufacture, and manage have come under threat, digital platforms and connectivity have provided ease and adaptability for business continuity, saving livelihoods in the process. This phenomenon has also increased manifold, the threat of cyber attacks on businesses. Small businesses and large organisations alike, face daily threat of cyber attacks from individual hackers and professional cyber criminals. Not having technical expertise is another challenge that prevents businesses from being able to tackle the threats to their cyber security.
Let’s look at the top three cyber security challenges that businesses face in the times of Covid-19 and how to mitigate risk efficiently and effectively.
- Trusting Free Anti-Virus Softwares to Protect Your Data
We have all used free anti-virus software on our Windows and Apple devices in our personal capacity, as a step to securing them. While they may or may not have been the best solution personally, in the past, it is entirely not advisable to trust your organisation’s data security to free programs that offer minimal protection against newer and more powerful threats that emerge frequently. A truly effective cyber security system is designed to protect you from several kinds of cyber security threats such as ransomware, malware, spyware, bugs, viruses, phishing etc.
- Assessing Your Business as Safe Due to the Industry or the Business Size
The size of your business does not determine your susceptibility to cyber threats. All sorts of businesses and organisations – be they small businesses, or government agencies – everyone has the potential to lose money, data, and a lot more through cyber attacks. What a lot of business do not realise is that an event of security breach can completely erase the confidence of your customers in your business and raise questions on the safety of their data with you. It is best to reach out to cyber security experts and have them assess the true level and nature of risk your business carries, and invest in your security accordingly.
- Reactive Response to Cyber Attacks
Not being proactive about your cyber security is perhaps the biggest risk to your business. A good cyber security solution provider would assess your business’s vulnerability, and set up a vigilant, responsive system that monitors your networks and neutralises threats in realtime. A routine sanitisation of your IT eco system, along with up-skilling your IT staff is another way that a dependable cyber security provider ensures that your cyber security is an on-going process and not a one-time event.
As more and more businesses go digital, the number of users increases, and the amount of data from personal records, to financial records, to critical business processes also increases. As a direct consequence of this, businesses start losing direct control of the data security and become vulnerable targets for cyber attacks. A solid security solution helps businesses overcome and thwart these risks through effective detection, prevention, and response.
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Stay vigilant, stay safe!