If you are like any other C-level executive, your workday is busy. There are deadlines to be managed, decisions to be made, customers to be catered to, and more. Your business thrives on the reputation and trust that you continue to build with your business partners, customers as well as employees, and it needs your attention.
Data: Your crown jewels.
As businesses grow however, they gather a lot of sensitive information not only about their products or services, but also information on their customers, partners and employees. With the push towards digital transformation of the workspace, all this data is now either on internal servers, in shared data centers or in the cloud.
Staying proactive can help.
Keeping this digital information secure is important, but businesses often forget to take simple proactive steps to protect themselves from cyberthreats. Criminals are constantly looking to gain access to critical data and there is an increased need for businesses to enhance their cyber strategy and avoid substantial loss of revenue and reputation.
2020 saw a record number of cyber-attacks on businesses, government and individuals, with the trend continuing in 2021. Criminals are leveraging emerging technologies, raising the threat of data breaches, as well as the loss of revenue and goodwill. Global cybercrime costs are rising and are expected to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015 as per a report by Cybersecurity Ventures.
Getting started with cybersecurity.
The best way to get started, is to get an assessment of your cybersecurity preparedness. This will help determine if there are any serious threats that need to be handled immediately, while also preparing for a long-term cybersecurity strategy. Human errors account for most data breaches and this risk is increasing with most of us continuing to work remotely. Providing employees adequate training, while also making available appropriate cybersecurity tools can help.
Quals to consider when looking for a cybersecurity solution.
Holistic solutions that can be quick to put in place and can adapt to your needs work best. A solution that meets both your cybersecurity and compliance management requirements could be cost effective, while reducing the need to have multiple solutions. Choose a provider who will be a true partner to you and can assess your needs, while bringing you a cost-effective cybersecurity solution.
Want to learn more on how to be better prepared?
Reach out to the cybersecurity experts at ProtechSuite to understand your level of preparedness and see if they can help.
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J-SAS Inc. ProtechSuite, May 19, 2021