How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack
Prepare for Cyber Attacks by Forewarning EmployeesThe adage, 'forewarned is forearmed', couldn't be more appropriate when it comes to a cyber attack. Experts advise businesses to warn employees and management about the insidious ways hackers try to get to a company's financial and customer data. Many phishers even use social media posts to gain trust‚ and therefore access‚ to a company's files to steal.
Outsource Cyber Security If You Can't Afford Your Own DepartmentMost small to medium sized businesses can't afford a full-time cybersecurity staff, let alone one with cutting-edge expertise. Those businesses should consider outsourcing security to managed services or a cloud service that does have the manpower and expertise to keep a close eye on their security. Those who do are the most successful.
Monitor Employee Activity for Cyber AttacksSome cyber attacks happen at the hands of employees. Have sensible restrictions in place to guard your sensitive data from unscrupulous employees.
Make It Difficult for Cyber Attacks to OccurPeople don't leave their office doors unlocked‚ so why would one do the same thing for their computers and routers? Stiffen security with strong passwords, with frequent security system updates, back up data frequently, encrypt data, and use egress filtering to make it difficult for hackers to get into the system. The more precautions taken, the more likely cyber criminals are to choose a more vulnerable victim.
Protect Home and Business with Cyber Attack InsuranceFinally, for complete peace of mind, consider insurance that can protect businesses or individuals from financial loss, should a cyber attack occur. To find an insurance broker you can trust to provide adequate cyber insurance coverage, in case you are impacted by a cyber attack, choose someone whose ratings and reviews from other customers just like you show that they're capable of handling your insurance needs.
Advisr does not provide advice and does not hold a financial service license (AFSL). All information above has been provided by Andy Jamieson.