As businesses keep moving to the cloud, cybersecurity measures have never been so important.
For that reason, The Whale Hunters remind employees, vendors, friends, and family to take steps to check up on your personal and business cybersecurity.
According to the Cybersecurity Alamanac, cybersecurity attacks are the fastest growing crime globally and will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. That’s more than all the damage inflicted by natural disasters in a year!
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a joint effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to make sure that all North Americans have the resources they need to be more secure online.
What should small business leaders be thinking about? Many of them have been held hostage by ransomware leading to data loss or stolen credentials, which creates huge trouble for the bottom line or the even threatens the future of the business.
Your Systems and Internal Data
Of course, you are responsible to protect your own data and your systems. Be sure that your data is safe and that redundancies are built into all of your systems.
Cybersecurity for Customer Data and Interactions
You are responsible to protect any data that you receive or share with customers and clients. This includes not only financial transactions but also trade secrets, personal data of any kind, email addresses, and other information that you may collect in the course of doing business.
Your Employees, Contractors, Associates or Partners Online Practices
Many individuals may have access to your systems through their cellphone, laptop, iPad or other portable digital device. Maybe they are only using guest access to your office WIFI; perhaps you don’t even know they have access. Perhaps they are ordering from Amazon on their break. It’s up to you to have things under your control all the time.
NCSAM offers a 2019 Cybersecurity Toolkit to help you cover these and other measures in your work space. Take advantage of Cybersecurity Month to beef up your company’s awareness and readiness.