Optimizing your Cybersecurity for 2022
Cybersecurity threats aimed at all sizes of businesses are on the rise. Worse still, they are optimizing themselves to the current IT landscape.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies successfully invested in their business models’ digital and online parts. As a result, the relationship between consumers and businesses became even more digitized and interconnected. This was great news for most companies. But one of the most troubling consequences of this cyber-based growth was an increase in cybercrime incidents. In some cases, they were costly, and in others, they were paralyzing for the affected business.
In the aftermath of this increased focus on e-commerce and online business, every company needs to focus harder on cybersecurity. The cybercrime landscape has been rapidly evolving in the past two years, so optimizing your cybersecurity for 2022 is essential. In this post, we’ll cover three easy ways to achieve this.
Prioritize your Cybersecurity Alerts
One issue with the increased threat of cybercrime is that it’s difficult to protect against every kind of attack at once. Trying this creates problems with expense, time, and complexity.
Perform a few risk assessments to determine which alerts would matter the most to your organization. Using a logical, business-driven approach to your security will help you isolate the most pertinent security issues and allow you to give them precedence.
Seek out cybersecurity analysts that can audit your current threats and create a customized plan for the future. If you find out what kind of alerts have the highest priority, your business will be better able to protect what matters most.
Invest in Cybersecurity Training for Your Staff
Often when it comes to a security breach, people are the problem. The most common cybercrimes today are ransomware attacks and phishing scams. Both types of crimes increased in frequency and scope in 2020 and 2021. This increase will continue in 2022.
These attacks target your workers rather than your IT infrastructure. Before making a considerable investment in the latest software, you need to consider the human element. People are the reason behind 85% of cybersecurity incidents. Clicking on suspicious emails, failing to practice digital hygiene, or even things as simple as forgetting to update software are often the reasons behind cybercrime attacks.
Having your employees receive simple cybersecurity training can go a long way in protecting you against the increased threats in 2022. Companies like Thinline Technologies offer employee training in cybersecurity, and IT support so that you and your business are protected from attackers.
Run Drills with Your Team
Even with the best cybersecurity software and support, it can be difficult to put your safeguards in place when there is an actual attack. Running a cybersecurity drill with your team twice a year can help you streamline your response times and the quality of your solutions. It will also give you insights into the areas you need to improve and the areas that are your strengths. You can use these insights to optimize your cybersecurity protocols throughout the year continually and even later on.
Want to learn more about optimizing your cybersecurity? Thinline Technologies has you covered. Contact us or call us at (410) 453-9300.