Cybersecurity – Is your Company Prepared?
October 22, 2022
Businesses, both large and small, are increasingly reliant on the internet for daily operations, creating attractive and potentially lucrative targets for cyber criminals. As a new era of work from anywhere is ushered in, traditional in-office firewalls don’t work. A cyber attack can cripple any size company.
Recently Macomb County Business Planning and Economic Development (MCPED) posted statistics on LinkedIn to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month. MCPED shared resources and information to help you educate and prepare your organization to be cyber prepared.
Preparing and Preventing
When considering different vendors, here are some things to keep in mind when preparing and preventing a cyber-attack:
Identify and control who has access to your business information
Identify your IT assets and possible threats
Conduct background checks
Require individual user accounts for each employee
Create policies and procedures for cybersecurity
Limit employee access to data and information
Automate protection – Email filters, firewall, web filtering
Patch operating systems and applications routinely
Secure wireless network
Train your employees
Install and update antivirus, anti-spyware, and other anti-malware programs
Maintain and monitor logs
Utilize threat hunting services
Develop a plan for disasters and information security incidents
Threat hunting service will ensure quick response while the issue is still small
Make full backups of important business data and information
Continue to schedule incremental backups
Consider cyber insurance
Make improvements to processes, procedures, and technologies
SBAM members – learn how to protect your business with our partner, SensCy.