The importance of Information Security for your business

The Importance of Information Security for Your Business

Whether you’re a small business owner, you’re expanding, or operating at the national level, we want to talk about the importance of information security for your business.

Increasing compliance

As more data privacy laws go into effect for different states, or bills are being voted on, or drafted, your business may find itself needing to comply with these laws. This means adopting cybersecurity frameworks to offload some of the risk you carry. Even if you aren’t mandated to comply, you may need to prove to your insurance carrier that you have certain controls in place. A cybersecurity framework will set you up for success. Don’t know what a cybersecurity framework is? Check out our article on them and what to expect.

The survivability of your business

Your business has a lot to defend against, and protect, to ensure it’s able to operate. There’s malware, social engineering, denial of service attacks, and malicious insider threats that can take a toll on your business’s ability to operate. There’s also things like natural disasters, third party service outages, power outages, and network outages that you need to plan for. Failed backups, patches that cause issues, or employees adding personal devices to your network are also some issues to contend with.

For your business to survive and thrive, it’s having the proper controls in place. If you’re a small business owner, you have the added challenge of finding cost effective resources to protect the company.

Keeping up with evolving threats

Having knowledge of what’s happening in your industry and beyond is important. It can be as simple as reading security news sources to finding industry threat intelligence sources. The threat landscape continues to evolve. New Social Engineering and Phishing techniques are discovered. You, or your team, need to see if any vulnerabilities are published that might affect you so that you have plans to mitigate the problem. We are dealing with A.I. now and it’s important to understand how this technology impacts your organization.

This is obviously a drop in the bucket of what you can do to keep up with what’s happening in the world. Knowledge is power!

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