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Establishing a Cyber Security Action Plan for the Business

Cyber security is something that should never be ignored. A serious breach is disastrous to the company’s reputation, but with the increased technology intertwined in our everyday lives businesses need a versatile action plan if there is any chance of minimizing risks. There are some plans that you can implement to keep your system safe from the security breaches.

All your employees records should be well scanned so that you can be able to know each and every employee in your organization. Do a proper and clear background checks for all your employees. Cross check on their previous work ethics and if they have any criminal records. Ensure that at no point will the employees be tempted to sabotage the cyber security of your business because they are angry. Sometimes when you put so much in your employees to the extent of understanding the companies operations and the organization including the data flow, when you fall apart they would want to get back at you by sabotaging your operations in the company and so you need to be very sure and careful on who you give these positions of trust because if the employees is not sober enough he or she can cause a serious security breach.

It is also important that you educate the end user as they are always a weak point in any of the security systems. Let them understand the importance of using strong passwords. Train them on the use and the need to protect their passwords and keeping them as a secret because if anyone who is not trusted can get a hold of the password they can cause very serious information breach. Another common cause of the breaches is the human error. The company staff should benefit from organized training meetings that are organised by the company, so that they can learn the importance of using strong and encoded passwords. They are also trained on the effects of social media security awareness and how to be able to identify any possible threats and attacks. It is also important that you have an inventory of all the company assets so you can be able to know what the company owns. Keep a count of inventories like the computers, flash drives, hard drives and others so that you always know the number in case one went missing. Having your inventory on the check will help you to take the necessary precautionary measures in case one of the gadgets is misplaced, and you are not sure where and how to find it.

Throwing away of old computers is not the best option but instead after the breaking down they should not be thrown away but rather destroyed completely before disposing of them off because the hard drives might contain important information that can fall into the hands of the wrong people and then find a way to hack into your systems.

Manage all your network security and also monitor whether the end users are always using the antivirus, the internet security, installation of the recommended software patches and also stick to the social media and the internet usage policies.