Today's businesses face an ongoing battle in protecting their organizations from cybersecurity threats. Small and medium-sized businesses across the nation continue to be prime targets for cybercriminals preying on those that don’t have a strong handle on their security.
When organizations lack cybersecurity awareness and use poor practices, it can result in their data being unprotected and vulnerable to theft and breaches. Cybersecurity concerns have been further exacerbated with a new or increased remote workforce, the increasing cybersecurity skills gap, and the growth of connected devices that are vulnerable to cyberattacks. In the first three quarters of 2020, data breaches resulted in 36 billion records being exposed.
Cybersecurity Best Practices
The first step businesses can take to protect themselves from a cyber threat is to arm all employees with information and maintain an increased awareness of potential threats. Marco is dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes gain access to the information they need to ensure their practices are actually working to identify and protect them from cyber threats. That’s why Marco offers a free Small Business Network Setup Checklist with information about the top security best practices for today’s businesses.
Business Security Do’s and Don’ts
Protecting your business has a lot to do with the tech-heavy, network security best practices, patches, firewalls and antivirus software. But often, keeping a business safe from threats has a lot to do with arming employees with the tools and information they need to help keep your business safe.
It’s been my experience that employees want to help protect their company, but they need to be shown how. This is why I’m sharing the following infographic. It covers important do’s and don’ts that can be applied to just about any business. The information is accessible to even the least technical employees, and I recommend sharing it with everyone in your network.
As you can see, addressing a handful of areas can help increase medium and small-business cybersecurity throughout your entire organization. Giving your employees the know-how to navigate computer usage, passwords, email, internet and portable media will empower them to take steps that can keep your business safe.
If you’re looking for some insights into what your internal policies should be regarding physical and network security, review our checklist of IT security best practices.
If you're ready to take your security practices a step further, so your organization is equipped with relevant data and technical knowledge to best mitigate security risks, Marco's IdentifyIT solution can help. Through a recurring assessment and review, IdentifyIT provides an ongoing, data-driven view of your security. And it’s all built on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Framework (NIST CSF). Connect with Marco's security team and talk with a security specialist about IdentifyIT to ensure your business is doing all it can to protect important data.