Surveys have revealed that nearly 46% of global businesses have encountered at least one cyberattack since the adoption of a remote work culture. Though the attacks vary in severity, they present a diverse range of risks, challenges, and threats. With critical data flowing out of secure networks, both individuals and organizations must prepare for potential cyberattacks in the future too. In this article at SecureWorld, Rebecca Herald explains the steps organizations must take to address cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, reduce security breaches, and improve compliance.
Ways to Protect Your Organization
Security-Focused Workplace Culture
Employees are often the common cause of data breaches as they fail to recognize external threats. Therefore, you must educate your workforce on best practices and help them identify possible breaches. Training your workforce is one of the most powerful steps you can take towards protecting your organization.
Security Policies for Third-Party Contractors
Globalization and interconnectivity have enabled many businesses to take advantage of allocating specialized workloads to third-party partners or outsourced entities. Ensure that the third-party vendors or contractors are aware of the cybersecurity policies that you are using. “Organizations need to set up regular meetings to cover what’s new: if they have new systems or applications, or have experienced organizational changes,” says Herald.
Penetration testing helps you find and fix vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit. Furthermore, it helps secure your network against any external attacks and gives you an unbiased expert insight into your security infrastructure. Regular penetration testing is useful in remediating security flaws in your organizational networks.
Remember, privacy and information management are ongoing processes that you must continuously follow. A robust cybersecurity protection strategy demands a significant time investment and technical know-how. Investment in cybersecurity will substantially reduce privacy and security risks, especially for your organization’s work-from-home employees. To read the original article, click on https://www.secureworldexpo.com/industry-news/2020-privacy-wakeup-call.
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