Top Cyber Security Tips from RSA

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Top Cyber Security Tips from RSA

Recently, we at NMC engaged RSA, the world leader in business security, to help us ensure our systems are as secure as possible. What we’ve learned about cybersecurity has been incredible and we’d like to pass along the valuable information to our customers.

Here are some important points to consider from RSA:

  1. Your business has information, and that information is sensitive.

  2. Having information makes your company a target for cyber attacks.

  3. The number of cyber attacks is not only growing, they are becoming more sophisticated, and more severe.

  4. Cyber attacks are not reserved for big corporations. Any business of any size is at risk.

  5. A new phishing attack occurs every 30 seconds, according to the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center.

  6. Attackers do not usually target the company’s technology. They target well-meaning employees through well-designed phishing emails.

  7. Data security is a shared responsibility, and everyone in your company should be trained and take steps to ensure cybersecurity.

  8. Ensure your software is patched, data encrypted, and environment up-to-date with the latest protection.

  9. Evaluate your threat detection and response times. Do you have the right technologies in place to ensure a smaller security incident does not erupt into a large, debilitating disasters?

  10. Beware of what you click. Check the source before opening an email or clicking any links.

  11. Talk openly and frequently about safety practices with your employees.

  12. Unfortunately, only 53% of organizations have programs in place to educate employees about cybersecurity threats.

  13. The ROI on cyber security awareness programs is high with 50% of infosec professionals reporting the ability to quantify the reduction in phishing schemes.

  14. Once trained, conduct incident response drills so everyone knows what to do if an event should occur.

  15. Don’t put off addressing risk for future IT planning. The risk is now, and every business needs to be ready.