Are you at the point where you’ve become immune to the shock of cybersecurity breaches? It seems like a new one occurs every single day. But as long as it’s not happening to you, you’re safe. Right?
Prevention is always the best step.
You’ll never regret safeguarding your company from harm. Unless you don’t—and then you get hacked.
93 percent of Americans believe their online actions can protect not only friends and family but also help to make the Web safer for everyone around the world.
This October is the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Opportunities abound to partner with others and make your employees (and consumers) more #CyberAware. Check out this blog post from Stop.Think.Connect. for a daily guide to make the most of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Why should I care about cybersecurity?
As a business owner, one of your top priorities should be training your employees about cybersecurity.
Not only will best cybersecurity practices protect your company data and keep public trust, but it will also save your company a huge amount of money.
Think about how much money Equifax is paying right now in legal fees (and possible future payouts and litigation). Add on the branding and public relations disaster that’s happening. Don’t forget payouts for the “retired” CEO (and probably more in the future). In a company that size, they might be able to absorb the costs and stay afloat.
Would you? Or would fallout from a breach bankrupt your company?
How to educate employees and protect data
During October, the Department of Homeland Security encourages businesses to utilize their STOP. THINK. CONNECT. initiative to further educate employees about risks and safety while using the Internet.
You can become a partner and gain access to a toolkit to help you get started, as well as tons of co-branding and awareness efforts for your office. Why reinvent the wheel? It’s a no-brainer to piggyback on this campaign and protect your company at the same time.
Make this October the month you really dive in and make cybersecurity a priority in your employee training. It’s a prevention step you’ll never regret.
Cyber Solutions Technologies can help your business with mobile cybersecurity. For more information about consultation, contact Rick today.