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Is the Cybersecurity Culture in Your Office Working?

We all know how crucially important a cybersecurity culture is.  No different than the locks, alarms, and other devices used to keep people out of the physical location after hours, it is equally necessary to keep them out of business data. When the last employee leaves for the day an alarm is often set and the door tightly closed and locked.  

Is the same security measures done for your cybersecurity? 

Cyberattacks target businesses of every size. Small and mid-size companies need to protect their data and remain vigilant in keeping their systems up to date with the latest patches and security updates. All employees must be actively involved in this practice in order for it to provide protection to the overall infrastructure. 

The best method to create the cybersecurity culture needed is by establishing a layered approach to network security.  

Any single line of defense can be flawed, but by layering the methods your company data is protected will allow for any gaps to be covered. Creating a security culture in your organization by using a series of overlapping procedures will improve the protection of the technology infrastructure an organization has invested in. Good or bad, each and every company has a security culture in their offices currently. Tim Ferriss explained that security culture is what happens when staff members are left to their own devices.  

Create a positive cybersecurity culture through a layered approach. 

Layered security uses multiple types of measures that work together by overlapping each other to protect your data from the many attacks out there. The following should be included in your cybersecurity culture.  

  • Obtain and maintain a Business Class firewall. 
  • Implement a Business Class AntiVirus 
  • Apply an AntiSpam Filter 
  • Educate Your Employees 
  • Ensure Backup Solutions 
  • Monitoring, Alerting, and Emergency Response 

A planned strategy is critical to protecting your IT resources.  

It is not only about ensuring that your data is protected but that your employees are educating in what an attempted attack looks like as well as making sure that your information is backed up should a disaster occur. It must also include monitoring the IT infrastructure to address issues before it becomes a disaster. Each of these measures works together to give you peace of mind. 

MicroAge IT Solutions can work with you to create a plan that is right for you, no matter the size of your business. We understand the importance of remaining vigilant against ransomware and other cyber-threats. By assessing your current IT environment, MicroAge will then be able to offer you the options that will best protect your business at a price that you can afford.  Contact us today and let’s talk tech. 

 

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