If there’s anything we’ve learned over the last year or two, it’s that cyberattacks are only going to get more creative, more frequent, and stronger as time passes. We can barely go a day without hearing about a new major security breach or ransomware attack, as cyberthreat activity seems to have ramped up during COVID.
Most recently, an IT outage that affected most of the provincial healthcare system in Canada was caused by a cyberattack and trojans have infiltrated IKEA’s email infrastructure. Even the United Nations was successfully targeted by hackers this year.
In fact, things are getting so bad the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification on November 2.
It’s imperative as a business to do everything you possibly can to protect your operations, your employees, and most importantly, your customers. That’s why we’re sharing this checklist of 25 best practices for basic cybersecurity to help you prioritize where you should put your focus when it comes to cyberthreat protection.
While policies and procedures are important, it’s the steps you put into practice as a team each day that make the difference. Once you can get your entire organization on board with these initial best practices, then you can start thinking about maturing the program.Best Practices 4 Cybersecurity Checklist