A Must-Read Cybersecurity Guide for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

Cybersecurity is crucial for all businesses, regardless of their size. As a small to medium-sized business owner, you can’t assume hackers have nothing to steal from you. In fact, hackers could be targeting you just because your business is easily penetrable!

But don’t let this worry you. We’ve put together some cybersecurity best practices to help you out! Read on, and see which practices are best to implement in your business.

Perform Risk Assessments

Assessing risks is crucial for you to understand various threats and manage them well, keeping your business safe from security attacks. Carrying out risk assessments also keeps assets safe by helping you to establish processes and practices for your business to remain in compliance.

Note that risk assessment is not about simply crossing things off your checklist; you have to consider how security risks affect your bottom line, too. Characterize the system according to processes, functions, and applications, and determine the impact of possible risks. Also factor in fines, remediation costs, and inefficient or missing processes.

Have a Written Cybersecurity Policy in Place

Small to medium-sized businesses often operate by word of mouth, thus making changes to policies, rules, and regulations on the go when the need arises. However, when it comes to cybersecurity, businesses can’t do without having a well-documented policy in place.

Cybersecurity policies help you improve security measures, define who gets access to what, and outline consequences for breaches. Detailed and well-thought-out policies not only protect your business from mishaps but also prevent insiders with malicious intent from carrying out their plans. With a written policy, you also give a clear roadmap to your employees, enabling them to take the right actions.

Create an Incident Response Plan

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