While you’re likely aware of the dangers of an unprotected IT system, it’s easy to think that a cyberattack or data theft won’t ever happen to you. But that level of complacency puts businesses at increased risk of falling victim to criminal activity, which could be devastating from both a financial and reputation perspective.
Whether you work alone, in a startup or as part of a large organization, it’s essential to stay on top of your cybersecurity game and protect any areas of your business that are especially vulnerable to an attack.
Here are five steps to reduce your risk of becoming complacent in your cybersecurity efforts.
1. Stay educated
Ensure that every team member is knowledgeable about significant threats and basic trends in cybersecurity. You can achieve this in many ways, such as through an accredited course on cybersecurity for IT systems staff, and by encouraging all employees to attend credible e-learning courses. You might integrate current articles and news updates in a weekly newsletter for your team. Your team can utilize many online resources to stay educated on the risks. Knowledge is power; that’s never been more true than when it comes to cybersecurity—the more you know, the better protected you are.