3 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CYBERCRIME
Cybercrime is a complex and hot topic. Today, it is no longer a question if, but when, your business will become the target of a cyber attack. Every enterprise, from small businesses to multinational corporations, can be affected, and the consequences are severe. You probably find yourself in a position where you store a lot of sensitive personal information from your customers, and cybercriminals know it too.
With these three tips, you can also protect your business in the fight against cybercrime.
1. Sensitize the entire team
Cybercrime is no longer breaking news. We live in a highly digitized world where almost everything is delivered and stored in digital form. It is convenient to have access to the necessary information at any time, but it makes us highly dependent on devices connected to the internet.
Fortunately, attention to malware, phishing, and other cyber threats is increasing. The Allianz risk barometer shows that businesses see cyber incidents as the most significant business risk for 2023. This is not surprising since the damage for small businesses averages 375.000 euros, and for large businesses, it can quickly reach four percent of their revenue.
Accidentally spreading your customers' personal data by clicking on a malicious link can have significant consequences. For this reason, organize regular awareness trainings for both employees and management in which the threat is explained, and develop a concrete policy on cyber security.
2. Protect your IT infrastructure with a Managed Service Provider
Investing in a proper protection of computer systems and data storage is essential to prevent a cyber attack. With a Managed Service Provider (MSP) like IT Anywhere, you take a first step in the right direction.
An MSP starts with an analysis to determine which technical and practical aspects are necessary to secure and monitor your network and infrastructure. Then, a solution expert comes on site for installation and configuration. The innovative solutions from IT Anywhere guarantee that processes and systems stay up-to-date and are continually monitored. Your CRM and accounting systems that store valuable customer data such as identity information and business strategies are thus continuously protected.
However, simply having an IT MSP is not enough to prevent a cyber attack or data breach. Due to the growing complexity and significant impact on the business world, cybersecurity requires additional expertise.
3. Hire an expert in cybersecurity
A Managed Service Provider builds a high security wall around your organization, but once inside, a cyber criminal can act with impunity. To address this, IT Anywhere works together with Eye Security.
The experts from Eye Security offer a 24/7 service from their Security Operations Center (SOC) consisting of monitoring and detecting cyber threats. This so-called managed detection & response (MDR) gives you the highest chance of detecting an attack in time, even after working hours, on weekends, or with remote workers. When the incident response team receives a suspicious notification, they ensure that every attempt is immediately isolated and addressed. Moreover, a subscription also includes awareness solutions in the form of risk scans and phishing campaigns.
In summary: (1) sensitize the entire team, (2) enlist a Managed Service Provider, and (3) hire an expert in cybersecurity to ensure complete protection.
This is the only way that confidential customer information will not fall into the wrong hands and the continuity of daily activities is guaranteed.