October is Cyber-security Awareness Month. During this annual event, industry leaders worldwide come together to raise awareness about the importance of cyber-security.
It’s crucial for businesses like yours to stay cyber-secure in order to safeguard company data, protect customers’ personal information and ensure employee privacy. Here’s how you can do your part to foster organisational cyber-security:
Establish policies to promote cyber-security
This includes a bring your own device policy, email and internet communication policy, acceptable use policy, remote work policy and incident response policy.
Educate your employees
Utilise a training programme to make employees aware of cyber-security threats and how to avoid them.
Implement smart software
Install strong spam filters, firewalls, and antivirus and malware programs on all company devices. In addition, maintain network security by using a virtual private network.
Enforce access controls
Only allow trusted and qualified individuals access to sensitive data. Further, ensure all employees use strong passwords and update them on a routine basis.
Bolster business continuity
Back up data frequently. Consider storing copies of critical data in additional secure locations, such as the cloud.
Have a plan
Establish a cyber-incident response plan to minimise potential losses in the event of a cyber-attack. Test this plan regularly.
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Get in touch
Should you have any questions or need further assistance with cybersecurity, feel free to reach out to our cyber insurance team. We’re here to ensure that you have the resources and support you need to safeguard your digital world.