Everyone is vulnerable, including organizations and companies. Companies and organizations now realize future success and longevity depend on security resilience and how they can avoid threats.
For organizations and companies to get ahead of cybercriminals and build resiliency measures, they should aim to take the following key steps.
- Know your risks: it’s essential to take a record of your threat landscape and potential aspects of weakness before trying to fix any security operations. Before taking steps to protect yourself against anything, you must first know the threat's nature.
- Understand the consequences: Just imagine how a prolonged breakdown of cybersecurity in the banking industry, telecommunication industry, and so on. Catastrophic right?!! For any organization or company, the disruption of operating systems or the compromise of sensitive, personal data will negatively affect their reputation, leading to massive damage to the company.
- Practice good cyber safety: In as much as some strategies to enhance cyber resilience needs the support of IT experts, some strategies to implement are simple like regular patching of software and OS, multi-factor authentication, and password policies can be implemented to build security resilience.
- Empower your staff: Building security resilience requires the active participation of all staff. A strong security culture creates an environment where the behaviors of everyone reinforce positive security practices.
- Invest in Cybersecurity: to build security resilience, one has to invest in cybersecurity because the threat posed by criminals is constantly changing. Therefore, continuous investment should be put in place for upgrading protective systems.