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2020
Cybersecurity Measures That Builds Trust With Your Customers

Cybersecurity Measures That Builds Trust With Your Customers

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Different types of malware include, Adware, Ransomware, Rootkits, Spyware, Trojans, Worms and Viruses

Malware infections not only cause adverse impacts to organizations operations but, depending how critical the infection of the systems impacted, they can also result in risks to health and public safety, revenue loss, legal consequences and reputational damages.  All organizations are advised to utilize proactive measures to help prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from malware incidents.   

Whatever the size of your business, following basic cybersecurity measures can help you build the trust of your customers, and prevent your company from financial loss and loss of business if there is a data breach. 

Keeping your customers data safe is a significant responsibility that business owners should not take lightly.  If you have questions about cybersecurity in your organization, it’s best to speak with professionals who can help your company undergo a security audit, spot weaknesses in your network and overall IT operations, and help you establish cybersecurity best practices.

 

These Steps Can Help You Get Started:

1.  Access Your Cybersecurity Strengths and Weaknesses

navitend recommends you start by answering these 6 key questions.

(a) Who is responsible for cybersecurity within your firm?

(b) How well do you vet your vendors?

(c) What is your incident response plan?

(d) How do you educate your employees?

(e) What are your vulnerability assessment and penetration testing methodologies?

(f) How are you meeting your industry’s regulations and compliance obligations?

2.  Undergo a Security Audit

A security audit, performed by IT and networking professionals, ensures that your company is following cybersecurity best practices. Your auditors should be able to identify vulnerabilities in your network that could lead to a breach and offer a plan of action to fix those security risks.

navitend notes that firewalls and anti-virus software should all be up-to-date, and traffic on your network should be limited to only necessary users. Multiple security layers can ensure employees can access the documents they need while keeping customer data secure.

3.  Implement the Right Training to Teach Employees Cybersecurity Best Practices

Whenever you have to tighten the security, you have to take into account the weakest link in the security chain, which is the human factor.  Train your employees on how to avoid phishing emails, how to recognize the latest cybersecurity scams, and how to protect their passwords. 

navitend recommends password manager applications to make it easy to set secure, hard-to-crack passwords.  Be sure to choose a password manager you can trust, with multi-key encryption and multi-factor authentication.

People are the Front Line of a Cyber Attack

In conclusion, all organizations regardless of their industry need to be constantly evolving their cybersecurity practices to stay current.  Businesses that fall behind that are most susceptible to attack.  navitend continues to work hard to help our customers prepare their people, processes and technology to deal with cybersecurity threats.  Keep in mind, technololgy alone cannot stop a breach, companies NEED to educate their employees about data and security.  

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