As the human services organizations become increasingly digitized, you’ll need to tackle several dangers that come with doing business online. Cybercriminals nowadays have several methods to target organizations, from credential hacks to sophisticated ransomware attacks.
This is why it’s critical to think about measures to protect your organization in every possible way. If you are unfamiliar with technology and the cyberthreat landscape, it might be hard to know the best strategy to protect your organization. With so much noise about cybersecurity out there, it can be challenging to distinguish between myth and fact.
Understanding current and evolving technology risks, as well as the truths behind them, is critical for providing a secure direction for your business. This blog can help you with that, and after reading it, you'll have a better idea of the threat landscape and how to protect your business against it.
Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Busting the top cybersecurity myths is essential to keep your organization safe:
Myth #1: Cybersecurity is just one solution
There are many different aspects to cybersecurity and they’re all crucial in keeping your business safe. A robust cybersecurity posture includes employee security awareness training, physical security measures and a web of defenses for your network and devices. You can create a solid cybersecurity strategy for your business by considering all these measures.
Myth #2: Small organizations are less likely to be targets of cyberattacks
If you fall for this myth, it could severely damage your organization. The truth is that small businesses are targeted more frequently by cybercriminals since their network can easily be compromised and they are less likely to recover from an attack unless they pay a ransom.
Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection
Nothing could be further from the truth. Antivirus software doesn’t provide comprehensive protection from all the threats that can exploit your vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity is about much more than just antivirus software. It's about being aware of potential dangers, taking the necessary precautions and deploying all the appropriate solutions to protect yourself.
Myth #4: I'm not responsible for cybersecurity
Many businesses and their employees believe that their IT department or IT service provider is solely responsible for protecting them against cyberthreats. While the IT service department/IT service provider bears significant responsibility for cybersecurity, hackers can target employees because they are usually the weakest link. It’s your responsibility as a business leader to provide regular security awareness training and your employees' responsibility to practice good cyber hygiene.
Myth #5: Passwords Alone Are Enough to Protect You
Passwords can no longer be solely relied upon to keep your data safe. While strong passwords are essential, cybercriminals may still find ways to hack them. So, if you want to implement robust cybersecurity measures, it’s crucial that you construct a multilayered defense.
When thinking about how to layer your data security, a great starting point is to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA is an authentication method that requires you to provide multiple types of verification to gain access to a resource.
Cybersecurity myths like these can lull organizations into a false sense of security, leaving them vulnerable to attacks
That’s why we’ve developed a Cyber Risk Assessment Tool to help you get started. Click here to take our 2-minute Assessment and learn where your organization is vulnerable to a cyber attack and what you can do about it.
Enkompas has the experience and expertise to handle matters such as cybersecurity, backup, compliance and much more for our customers. We're always up to date on the latest security landscape and provide you with the tools and guidance you need to stay safe.
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