In order to protect your business against cyber attacks it is recommended that you review the below 8 points and create your own Risk Management Policy. You must make cyber security a priority and access the risks to your business’s systems and information. Producing a risk management policy will empower your business to take the right steps to securing your data.
Things to consider:
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
This could be deemed as your most affective measure. Creating security policies, providing training and continuously maintaining awareness of cyber risks is essential. Your team will require guidance and support on the acceptable and secure use of your systems.
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Across your organisation, implement anti-malware defences and policies to help protect your systems from harmful emails and websites.
REMOVEABLE MEDIA CONTROLS
Limit the use of removable media, such as memory sticks within your business. For the media that isn’t prohibited, ensure you scan for malware before importing onto your corporate systems.
Be sure to patch. To ensure the secure configuration of all systems is maintained it is important to apply security patches at the earliest possible time.
MANAGING USER PRIVILEGES
Only give access to your key business systems to the people who need it. Additionally you should control access by monitoring user activity.
Produce an incident response plan, specialist training and be sure to record any incidents. Establish a disaster recovery plan so that you are covered in worst case scenarios and limit business downtime. Find out more about our Complete Recovery Service here.
We hope these points help you create your own risk management policy that you can rely on and that will help protect your business in the case of a cyber attack