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The business world is still neglecting cybersecurity and it could get bad

(TECH NEWS) Your company is basically saying “come and take it” without cybersecurity training or procedures in place – here’s where to start and how to get everyone on board.

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Your company could be in danger

Resilient Research and marketing firm Ponemon’s report reveals businesses are continuing to disregard the need for cybersecurity.

It seems contradictory that profitable companies look the other way when it comes to protecting their networks. Even I have made the mistake of opening a spam email or two, but hacking into my laptop is not the same as gaining unauthorized access to a major company.

How to better prepare

According to Resilient’s graphic, the biggest contributing factors to the cybersecurity problem are lack of planning and risk assessment. At least 75 percent of companies lack formal incident response plans, or they have not changed previously implemented ones in the past year.

Considering the fact that over half of these same companies reported a security data breach in the past two years, I wonder why more effort is not being put towards applying new plans.

John Bruce, Resilient Research CEO, says “making incident response a top priority” could lead to a major decrease in cyber-attacks. This includes better planning, preparation, and intelligence. Numerous technologies are available to aid in cybersecurity. Resilient Research recommends identity management services, incident response platform, and an intrusion detection system.

Other strategies that work

In addition to adopting these technologies, companies can utilize other strategies to ensure their network security is not breached. Better communication about the problem is the starting point. By providing resources and training to new and current employees, companies can stop a cyber-attack before it starts.

This means more than introducing the problem during orientation then never mentioning it again.

Companies should offer refresher courses as employees become more complacent to ensure that they are not forming poor internet habits, such as never changing their passwords, or opening emails from unknown senders. If companies decide to invest more time in cyber security, their employees will likely follow suit.

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Natalie is a Staff Writer at The Real Daily and co-founded an Austin creative magazine called Almost Real Things. When she is not writing, she spends her time making art, teaching painting classes and confusing people. In addition to pursuing a writing career, Natalie plans on getting her MFA to become a Professor of Fine Art.

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