Ensuring cyber security is a large consideration within your IT Strategy
The most effective way of ensuring your organisation has a proactive approach to the most common cyber attacks is mitigating the risks and by adopting a cyber security strategy. This will consist of a set of best practices that covers every eventuality and is distributed to every employee throughout your organisation. Adopting and implementing a cyber security strategy will raise awareness of the importance of potential issues that arise and makes it clear to each individual what their role is in the event of a cyber-attack.
Minimising security risks
For these processes to be beneficial, each one needs to be specifically tailored to your business sector and future business plans. Using an IT strategy that is made for your competitor will not yield positive results, instead businesses need to think about their own needs and how their employees work. For example, do they have employees who work remotely and how can they minimise the security risks associated with working via the Cloud?
Implementing IT Security frameworks
Implementing a cyber security framework such as Cyber Essentials, which is backed and recognised by the UK Government, can help organisations to adhere to a series of cyber security principles to safeguard their business data, client’s data and participate in high value tenders that require this certification. An audit by an IT Consultant explores the known vulnerabilities in internet connected servers and devices throughout your business, prior to the certification submission and weaknesses are identified.
In the event of a disaster such as Malware, flood or fire and if a business does not have robust disaster recovery plan in place they face downtime, potential data breaches and a loss of revenue. When designing a Disaster Recovery Plan, it should represent all areas within your businesses’ IT setup including applications networks, server and data storage.
There are many types of business data back-up available such as Cloud or Hybrid. An IT Consultant would recommend these over an on-premise server offer as they offer added security benefits and the multiple authentication layers and replication methods. This gives you peace of mind that your business data is safe, compliant and protected whilst also ensuring it can be immediately restored in the event of any disaster.
Infinity Group are Cyber Security Consultants who specialise in IT Security, IT Strategy, Disaster Recovery Planning and Mobile Device Management. If you are looking to improve your cyber security setup, please get in touch.