Cybersecurity is a major point of concern for individuals and businesses in the world today. The rising trend and cost of cyber insecurity in our time are prompting businesses to take measures targeting securing their operations. Emphasis is being made on particular practices as hereby outlined.
- Establishment of a cybersecurity policy
The first measure that small and medium-sized businesses should put in place is creating strong cybersecurity policies. The security framework should contain, among other things, the general approach that the business has towards ensuring that its operations are safeguarded against cyber insecurity.
The policy should also contain a framework on how every member within the business should contribute in terms of their practices towards enforcing cybersecurity. Practices such as non-disclosure of private information and setting up of digital access control mechanisms help give businesses more control over data access.
- Awareness training
Training of the small and midsize business workers is a universal practice upheld by all businesses targeting enforcing security of their sensitive business data. The training focuses on, among other things, the various avenues of cyber insecurity and how the business can become vulnerable to malpractices involving workers. The awareness training is regularly updated from time to time as more sophisticated hacking and phishing mechanisms are rolled out by hackers.
- Enforcement of cloud security
Businesses are turning to cloud storage and operation centers to help centralize their operations. Cloud security has, therefore, attracted much interest as businesses target controlling inbound and outbound traffic to safeguard against sensitive data loss. Configurations of cloud security are being made based on an internal security policy standard. In addition, internal business workers accessing cloud data are also classified to limit the kind of information that such workers can access. This helps prevent severe cyber breaches in certain circumstances.
- Encryption of voice communication
Voice-based communication is increasingly at risk of hacking. Businesses are therefore focusing on implementing control measures including the introduction of encrypted voice security where voice-based information is encrypted while in transit. Telecommunication companies are coordinating with concerned businesses to ensure support for encrypted voice transmittance.
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
Businesses should also target scanning for various operational vulnerabilities that they may face from time to time. Such scanning focuses on evaluating whether the existing security policy mechanisms are sufficiently preventing cyber insecurity within the business. Any vulnerability identified should prompt an immediate redress of the entire cybersecurity system to prevent potential infiltration.