Every year, cyber thieves get increasingly creative when it comes to stealing your data. From the Colonial Pipeline to the attack on JBS Foods, last year’s cybercrime had significant impacts on the everyday consumer, not to mention businesses. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that ransomware will cost its victims more around $265 billion (USD) annually by 2031. That’s why we have summarized the 18 cyber security must-haves created by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) in this easy-to-use checklist. Don’t skip any of these business cyber security essentials; you could pay for it later.
Here are some suggestions you’ll find on the Business Cyber Security Essentials Checklist:
- Inventory, track and correct all endpoints connected to your network, including computers, mobile devices, IoT and servers.
- Develop processes and technical controls for your data, including how to identify, classify, secure, handle, retain and dispose of data.
- Establish processes and tools (then use them) to monitor and defend your network against security threats.
- And 15 more!
By following the checklist, you’ll protect your business from being one of the nearly 50 percent of small and mid-sized businesses who have to deal with cyber attacks.
You’ll prevent cyber security weaknesses caused by:
- Remote work
- BYOD (bring your own device)
- Phishing emails
- Outdated software
- Improper tech management
Download the checklist now so you can protect your business starting in month one of the new year with these business cyber security essentials.
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