Cybersecurity is now a known, everyday term as we are bombarded in the local and national news by online security threats more and more. As business and technology become increasingly intertwined, the risk posed by malicious hackers expands and the importance to protect online business has increased exponentially. Most companies fail to plan for cybersecurity threats, although, simple steps can greatly enhance an organizations ability to protect itself.
By anticipating that malicious attacks may happen, you can protect both your company’s and your customer’s data. Preventive controls are one of the first areas the OMA Comp team reviews and assesses when creating a cybersecurity plan for a customer. A combination of network enhancements, frequent vulnerability tests, and employee trainings work best to reduce your risk.
Staying on top of software updates, vulnerability patches, and filter enhancements enable businesses to maintain maximum speed and defense against threats. Establishing a regular process for updating your network’s defensive measures will pay dividends: new threats appear every day.
Planning for Threats
While cybersecurity is an imperfect science, businesses can get ahead of the curve by acting before attacks occur – not afterward.
It is critical for your business to plan for threats. By preparing your company, you can protect your network and data. Such an example is supporting daily (or more often depending on the business) backups to critical employee or customer databases, with the expectation that one or more supporting systems may be vulnerable to hacks.
A major component to a successful cybersecurity plan that is often overlooked is employee training. Most threats come as the result of poor employee knowledge on technical concepts, which can cause harm to the security of the business’ data and network at large. OMA Comp provides businesses with a 360-degree view of cybersecurity measures, a plan for improving current processes, and support to achieve greater network and information protection. Contact OMA Comp to learn more.