Utilizing Your Employees to Improve Cyber Security

    Posted on: October 28, 2015 by Signature Insurance Group

    In today’s digital society, cyber attacks on businesses are becoming a more common and serious issue. While you want to protect your company with the best Southern CA Cyber Liability Coverage available, properly preparing your team on how to prevent attacks and what to do in the event that a cyber attack does occur is critical to the security of your business, your workers and your customers.

    As new technologies emerge they introduce new security risks making response plans a more crucial tool in the protection of your business. The companies that are most successful at handling data breeches are the ones that utilize their entire team of managers and workers in their cyber attack prevention plans. Employees are often the ‘weakest link’ when it comes to cyber attacks and as such must be trained on how to avoid them.

    The first thing to do is to assess the risks within your business and where the security gaps may be. This includes finding out not only how you are being attacked but also why. Figure out what is motivating attackers to go after your business. Perhaps they are after a financial gain or perhaps they want to ruin your company’s reputation. Then figure out how they are accessing your company’s information. They may be hacking through your firewalls or it may be a simple phishing email sent to your workers. Proper training on how to avoid phishing emails or updates in the security system may help to reduce your chances of having a cyber attack.

    In the event that an attack does occur, you must have a plan set up on how you want to portray your company and the incident to the public. You don’t want to lose customers due to a cyber attack so you want to make sure that they are aware of the fact that you are handling it in a way that protects them as well as your business.

    Having a good cyber security policy in place is a great first step in protecting your company against cyber attacks.

    At Signature Insurance Group we know how devastating cyber attacks can be. Call us today for more information on how we can help you get the Cyber Liability Coverage you need. 855.972.9437

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