May 3, 2017

The Fortalice Fix: Top 5 Tips for Businesses

As a business owner, you face a unique set of challenges, but don’t let a cybersecurity breach be one of them. Here are 5 questions you should ask about your cybersecurity, but for a more tailored recommendation, email watchmen@fortalicesolutions.com:

  • Who is in charge of a cybersecurity oversight? In the event of a breach, you want to be focused on fixing the problem rather than who is fixing the problem. Determine who will have jurisdiction if a cyber attack were to happen, and communicate this with everyone in the organization.
  • What are our top most critical assets? Not all data is created equal. Identify your top 2-3 critical assets and vigorously defend them against any and all adversaries. (Tweet this)
  • How do we educate our team? Your employees are your first line of defense when it comes recognizing a cyber attack. Train and develop them to recognize the signs and know what to do if a cyber attack occurs. (Tweet this)
  • How will we handle a breach? With any crisis, external response is crucial to reacting to a cyber attack or data breach. Identify who you’ll work with and how you’ll communicate to your customers.
  • What is our cyber footprint? Cybersecurity is an area that constantly needs to be maintained and evaluated. Regularly review your cyber footprint -- including all employee behaviors and habits, customer service methods (such as social media, contact forms, etc.) and technologies integral to your business’ day-to-day functions. (Tweet this)