9 Serious Data Security Threats Facing Every Business
Today’s threat landscape for business is growing. While no organization wants to experience a data breach, it seems like we’re hearing about new threats every day. A data breach can not only cost you financially, but it can also shake your customer’s trust in your business.
Several factors can leave you vulnerable. Here are the top nine risks you need to address:
- Web Security – In a connected world, data security is critical for business continuity and protection of your data, business, and users in the event of an attack.
- Your Security Architecture and Infrastructure – A solid cyber security architecture is the cornerstone of your defense. It ensures that all components of your IT and infrastructure are safe and protected.
- Data Security – The primary goal of data security is the protection of all the data your company stores, collects, creates, receives, or transmits. It is also the key to compliance. It doesn’t matter how it is created, shared, or stored, data must be protected.
- User Training – Every employee that can access your network or data must be trained to understand cybersecurity and how to safely protect your organization, and themselves, from security risks.
- Incident Response – Operation centers monitor and analyze networks, servers, databases, applications, websites, and endpoints watching for suspicious activity that may indicate a breach or compromise.
- Endpoint Security – Protecting network endpoints and endpoint devices like desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones is crucial. Endpoints serve as potential access points to your business network and create potential entry points for hackers to exploit.
- Email Protection – Solutions like spam filtering, anti-phishing controls, spyware detection, firewalls, antivirus policies, data loss protection, login security, and encryption can secure your company’s email and protect it from spoofing, phishing, credential hacks, and more.
- Identity and Access Management – Identity and access management is a system of processes, technologies, and policies that organize the management of electronic and digital identities. With a proper framework in place, IT managers can control access to information.
- Threat Intelligence – Data is collected and analyzed to determine a hacker’s targets and attack behavior. This allows for faster, more informed, data-driven security decisions because it takes a proactive approach against the threat actor.
It’s important to know that vulnerabilities might appear at any time. Addressing and monitoring your business’s vulnerability in each of these nine areas can provide a significant advantage against a breach.
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