The year 2020 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. An unknown deadly virus has crippled the global economy, and the world is dealing with the worst-known disruption in recent decades. For businesses, this is an era of handling new challenges – allowing more employees to work from home, ensuring social distancing at office, and cutting off jobs. None of it, of course, is easy. To add to that, there are emerging online security concerns, which must be addressed. Cybersecurity threats are real, and owing to the current scenario, businesses have to be extra cautious with their measures. Can your company tackle relevant cybersecurity concerns? Find more below!

  1. Do you spend enough on cybersecurity training? Your employees, no matter where they are working from, are on the forefront of ensuring security of IT resources, and they need to be trained on cybersecurity measures, best practices, and steps. If you are not doing enough workshops or communicating enough on security threats, you are already a step behind.  
  2. Do you have a clear policy in place? Your company needs to have a clear set of dos and don’ts for better cybersecurity. For instance, all default passwords must be changed after product installation, and new passwords should be unique and never be reused. Similarly, all networked devices must be placed behind firewalls. Ensure that your employees know of these ground rules. 
  3. Do you have an incident response plan? Sometimes, despite all the good work, a security breach may occur. How your company reacts to the incident and manages the risks do matter. That’s what an incident response plan helps in outlining. It mentions all the protocols that the cybersecurity team should follow. 
  4. Do you have a bounty program? If you don’t have a bug bounty program as yet, you need to have one. Engaging the security community is a great way of upgrading your business cybersecurity measures. It doesn’t take a lot to run a program in the first place, and there are companies that can help you manage various aspects of it. 
  5. Do you update your cybersecurity policies often? That’s another thing to consider. More phishing attacks have happened in 2020, and as threats evolve, your cybersecurity policy has to evolve, as well. If you are not updating your practices and measures regularly, your company is making a mistake. 

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