Top 5 Cybersecurity Practices for SMEs – People
Small business? Not only enterprises and large corporations are at risk when it comes to cybersecurity. According to Verizon’ Data Breach Investigation Report 2019, 43% of cyberattacks involving data theft and phishing target the more vulnerable SMEs.
Do you have a strong strategy in place to protect your business against cyberattacks? If not, there has never been a better time to invest in cybersecurity with these good practices. Here we explore how to improve your digital security by looking at a crucial security vulnerability that is often overlooked – people.
4. Focus on Cybersecurity Training
Adopting the best cybersecurity practices in your business cannot be done without the support of the company management and its employees. Like it or not, people are a known vulnerability factor in digital security.
Make cybersecurity everyone’s responsibility. Focus on training and get everyone involved in the company’s cybersecurity strategy. Train employees to understand the impact of cyber incidents on the business, recognise cyber vulnerabilities, and know how to respond to a cyberattack.
Invest in an easy-to-use information security management system (ISMS) that communicates the best practices, guidelines and standards that need to be followed. This way you can assure the best data protection and information risk compliance.
Our Integrated Management System (MSX) merges all organizational systems and processes in to one common cohesive framework that drives business excellence and ensures continual improvement. MSX enables business leadership to view management performance across the business activities and assists leaders to make informed actionable decisions.
5. Secure All Remote Access
Remote access can expose your small business to many cybersecurity risks. If your company has employees working remotely, ensure that your systems and data remain unaffected when accessed remotely. This is a significant risk that needs to be proactively managed.
Your business can secure remote access with proper monitoring of all systems for unusual and suspicious activity, the limitation of user roles, and the implementation of enforced two-tier authentication.
A firewall and security software may not be enough to ensure advanced security measures secure remote access. An ISMS that actively monitors and manages all company data can enforce user authentication and further restrict remote access to unauthorised users.
Are you looking for an integrated security management system for your business?
MSX Cyber, part of the XGRC product range, assists organisations in driving performance and compliance with its integrated information security management system built on AI and ML technologies and the ISO 27001 Information Security framework.
Contact XGRC Software – a Strategix Company at 087 802 0179 or email us at [email protected] for more information.