When you start your business, the cybersecurity strategies you have in place might not be right for you once it’s been a few years and your business is up and running successfully. This is one reason it’s so important to choose the strategies effectively. After all, if you pick scalable strategies from the get-go, it saves you a lot of work and readjusting down the road.
In today’s post, we’re going to tell you more about which cybersecurity strategies can scale with your business growth. We’ll also tell you who to turn to with implementing these strategies, systems, and practices.
Scalable Cybersecurity Strategies
Start with a benchmark
First things first: you need to know where you stand right now in terms of cybersecurity. To do that, you need a comprehensive cybersecurity analysis. Along with the systems you have in place, this also means taking a look at the risks your business faces, including potential threats as well as the potential these threats have to harm your business.
(When you outsource your cybersecurity, this benchmark is usually part of the deal. It saves you a lot of time and effort and provides you with more accurate information than you can get yourself. Click here to learn more about the services we offer and how they benefit you)
Over time, you can compare current threats and opportunities to check in regularly. This allows you to spot when you need to change, including upgrading or improving your cybersecurity practices.
The results from regular cyber security analyses include essential information like an inventory of your systems and resources, identifying potential vulnerabilities and threats, and determining the potential impact of these risks and threats on your business. (Find out exactly how often your business should be performing cybersecurity analyses in this post)
Always be ready
Whether you do $1,000,000 of business per year or hundreds of millions, it’s always a good strategy to expect a security breach. Rather than living in fear, this means doing everything you possibly can to minimize the likelihood of a breach taking place. Further, it also means doing whatever you can to ensure your business is ready if a breach does happen.
(Is your business prepared for the worst-case scenario of a cyber attack? Here’s what that looks like)
So, no matter the size of your business, always be ready for a breach.
- Having a plan in place for dealing with it
- Buying cybersecurity insurance
- Working with a trusted cybersecurity team to set yourself up for success
- Ensuring your entire team is on board and educated about your cybersecurity practices
That last point brings us to our next scalable strategy…
Getting your whole team on board
Does everyone at your organization know what to do in the event of a breach? Or how about best practices for storing and creating passwords?
These are just a few critical considerations for cybersecurity strategies relating to your whole team. If even one person falls short on these things, the entire organization can fail due to a cybersecurity breach.
As your business grows, it’s important to ensure ongoing cybersecurity training, so nothing gets missed! (This is a service we’re pleased to offer—ask us more!)
What Cybersecurity Strategies Do You Have in Place?
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