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The digital transformation has impacted every aspect of our lives, and that includes the way we do business. Unless you’re a group of neighborhood kids selling lemonade from a stand on your sidewalk, your company is at risk from cyber threats that can result in grave consequences. Responsible business owners are well aware of how important it is to mitigate these risks and protect themselves and their data against these threats. However, implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy can be extremely challenging. Thankfully, there are a few key elements that all effective protection strategies have in common.
Since cybersecurity is a critical issue that will span your entire company, it must start at the highest levels. Your strategy should have a mandate from the senior level team members to ensure everyone is on board and knows how critical cybersecurity is to your organization. A high-ranking senior member of your company should be the lead, someone who has the authority to make important decisions and implement them. Ideally, you’ll have someone in a role such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in charge of your security strategy, as they’ll have a solid understanding of both the needs of your company as well as the areas of risk and resources necessary to secure them.
Despite the high cost of a cyberattack, many organizations continue to ignore a major security vulnerability that can pose a serious threat to their data: their printers. Modern printers have evolved into powerful solutions that can have a tremendous impact on workflows by automating manual tasks. These smart devices are essentially networked computers that serve as file servers in many workplaces. Like any other networked device, your printers must be protected against unauthorized access to keep your sensitive data out of the wrong hands. However, printers are commonly overlooked when it comes to security. According to a survey by Spiceworks, 43 percent of companies ignore printers in their endpoint security approach.
Is your company doing all it can to protect itself against cyberthreats? Here are some of the most common data security mistakes made by small businesses.
Relying on outdated technology – Time doesn’t stand still when it comes to technology. No matter how effective a piece of equipment or version of software may be, it’s always one day closer to being obsolete. It is essential you remain vigilant with software patches or updates to existing devices and budget for replacement technology to keep your data safe.
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