As necessary as it is, adopting cybersecurity protocols can present resource and organizational challenges. Such obstacles often scale according to the size and complexity of the business. The following tips can help enterprises in all industries achieve a new level of security readiness:
Invest in training
Consistent training for all employees on cybersecurity threats and practices is a must. Such a program requires you to establish and disseminate a baseline level of cybersecurity knowledge within your organization. Hire external experts if you fall short in this area.
Make cybersecurity compliance second-nature
Training is only as good as its implementation. Take care to involve multiple teams and departments to ensure that cybersecurity becomes an organic part of frequent actions and common decisions. Encouraging employees to engage with IT or Security is one way to make best practices top of mind. Another way is to ensure that staff at all levels are surrounded by positive reinforcement of cybersecurity best practices.
Have procedures and protocols in place for how to respond to a security incident
Despite proper training, the inevitable may occur. Depending on the nature of your business, your training may already cover the process to follow in the event of such an issue. Regardless, it’s critical that all employees know who to contact and what information needs to be shared.
Automate good cyber hygiene, so it’s turnkey
As you probably know by now, cyber hygiene is a growing set of best practices designed to maintain the overall cybersecurity health of your organization. Training is one essential element, but automating best practices makes it even easier to experience positive outcomes.
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