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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:

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

Protect:

Limit employee access to data and information

Automate protection – Email filters, firewall, web filtering

Patch operating systems and applications routinely

Secure wireless network

Use encryption

Train your employees

Detect:

Install and update antivirus, anti-spyware, and other anti-malware programs

Maintain and monitor logs

Utilize threat hunting services

Respond:

Develop a plan for disasters and information security incidents

Threat hunting service will ensure quick response while the issue is still small

Recover:

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.

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