We’ve all heard of cyber attacks where not even the best corporate securities can step in to stop them and control how they can affect the businesses, if not managed. Cyber attacks are a reality and businesses must not ignore them.
But the question is, why has this shift from a threat to reality happened? Well, there can be a number of reasons, here are a few.
- Several organizations are not able to deal with hacking and this might be because they have not foreseen or prepared for the attack.
- Today, cyber attackers are more skillful than a trained IT professional. Sometimes, these attackers are trained by crime syndicates and some terrorist organizations.
- Businesses are using the wrong defense mechanism and end up with nothing by losing all their data.
So What Can Businesses Do to Protect Their Organization?
Yes, there are laws in every part of the world that are mandating organizations to take strong measures in order to protect the data and important assets that they have access to from hackers.
But, would that really stop the attacks?
These 3 reasons will help you decide why your organization needs a cybersecurity plan:
- The organisation is not Up-to-Date –
- There’s a possibility that you have pinpointed the wrong threat that unavoidably makes your technique wrong.
- Your security experts might have used high-end security tactics, but are these strategies or techniques updated?
- You will never come to know the right answer and will not solve the problem if you do not put in the effort to tackle it.
For this reason, you need to stay updated and make a plan that fights the most recent threats
2. The Current Cyber Attack Plan is not Specific –
Now that you know you need to be up to date to fight threats, and you have started putting in the effort to be safe. However, you need to keep the strategies updated and specific to the different possible problems.
Holding onto an old cybersecurity plan will not defend against the risks of the future, one needs to be specific and updated.
3. Remote Working.
Remote work is gaining traction since COVID-19 has hit us hard. But, employers need to maintain the concern related to their security as employees are now using personal devices.
A study revealed by iPass states that 62% of Wi-Fi security incidents happen in coffee shops and cafes. As more and more employees are working from home or from anywhere, the need of the hour is to put in place robust security measures to protect from cyber attackers.
Organizations can take strong measures by stopping employees from sharing data in an open wifi like in coffee shops.
It should be included within your cybersecurity plan that employees should store and share data ideally within cloud-based services and make sure that these software are up to date.
Here’s how TAC Security can help –
For any organization, it is hard to recover after a cyber attack. If your cyber attack plans are in place, you are less likely to become the target for the hackers. Most of the cybercriminals are in search of vulnerable companies.
While breaches and attacks will never be 100% possible to escape, TAC Security’s product – ESOF gives the customers a complete view of the attacks including Vulnerability information, risk-based information, and a prioritized action list.
The AI-predicated risk-based vulnerability management provides security professionals with a complete view of the attacked surface and the appropriate knowledge to understand how to prioritize the security team’s efforts and rectify them without delay.
Find out more about the Risk-Based Vulnerability Management tool – ESOF!