The classic cyber risks are still in place and while most businesses defend themselves reasonably well against these risks, newer threats are emerging, and companies must be aware of the changing landscape in order to remain secure. New threats include:
Recent report from Cisco shows 75% of respondents experienced significant operational impacts after a successful email attack and 47% reported significant financial impacts.
Threats are clearly changing and expanding, staying ahead can be difficult. In some ways, good practice or indeed cyber hygiene is the best way to mount an effective defence against cyber-attacks.
It’s easy to argue that the vast majority of cyber attacks can be prevented if companies simply practice good cyber hygiene. This includes compliance with industry standards, regulations, and basics such as keeping backups up to date.
However, companies often make elementary mistakes in their approach to security and compliance, operating in a way that exposes a business to cybersecurity problems:
Essentially, companies must invest in their personnel to strengthen security and compliance measures in order to build a robust digital estate. That said, few companies have the internal know-how and skills to really support security and compliance processes.
Security and compliance concerns stem out of the use of technology, but technology can be the solution too. Automation is a key driver, as much as machine learning and AI can introduce security risks, both technologies can also aid in risk reduction.
A partner such as ELEKS brings important experience to the table. Many companies will get stuck when evaluating vendors, for example, relying on certification but lacking real insight. Likewise, security operations may get overwhelmed with alerts and struggle to consistently respond to critical flags. In contrast, an automation-driven security platform can help your company identify malicious activity and anomalies before these become a real threat.
Yes, practicing cyber hygiene and weaving security practices into your business are essential. However, you can rely on a security partnership with ELEKS to help your company more quickly identify and react to risks, while also supporting continuous compliance. Get in touch with us!
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