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Cyber Security


End User Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Though it’s unfortunate, most breaches are due to phishing and human error. This makes your employees and contractors your first line of defense against cyber threats. So, be sure to educate them regularly on the latest cybersecurity threats, how to avoid and report them if they make a mistake. Then, test their knowledge via physical penetration tests and simulated phishing attacks. Be sure to use failure as an opportunity to re-educate rather than shame them.

Policies / Procedures

Policies not only define your company’s standards for using systems and data, they also set the rules on how IT administrators, managers and end users should interact with them. When creating policies be sure to at least include the baseline recommendations and the reason for the policy. Explain the “why.” After the policies are written, be sure to build out the procedures that define what processes your team should follow.

Cyber Insurance

Though cybersecurity insurance is for all businesses, if you’re in a highly regulated industry, say financial services or healthcare, you should definitely invest in it. Cybersecurity is typically not covered by general liability policies but it highly valuable for helping protect businesses again computer related crimes and losses. Especially, because it can assist in covering remediation and regulatory fines. However, be aware that cyber insurance comes with its own compliance requirements in order to receive benefits in the event of a breach, ransomware or other cyberattack. Be sure to read and comply with the fine print.