- Train everyone—from top to the bottom
- Conduct seminars frequently
- Regularly talk to employees about cyber security
- Tell them how to recognize the attack
- Regularly test your employee’s IT security knowledge
- Clear your policies about hacking, data breaching and use of devices in your organization.
- Identify the inside threat in your company
1. Backup, Backup, Backup Backing up your data is one the most important step oganzaions should take when it comes to cybersecurity. The WannaCry ransomware attack last year put the focus on just how important backing up data is to protect businesses and services from ransomware. The FBI recommends backing up regularly as one of the best ways to beat ransomware. They also recommend you verify the integrity of those backups and secure the backups. Don’t wait until ransomware strikes or you catch a data exfiltration in progress to find out that your systems aren’t doing what they’re supposed to. When you invest in backup solutions, set aside time to test them regularly and verify that data is actually being safeguarded. This way, if your data is damaged or encrypted by a hacker, you always have the backup to rely on so you’re not at a complete standstill. You should also make sure your data is backed up in a different locations too: either store your data with a backup storage provider or use another local external storage unit to make sure you don’t keep all of your data in one place. 2. Train Your Employees The best way to improve your IT security is to train your employees on best security practices. Educate them so they can recognize and avoid cyber threats like phishing and scams. Teach them about protecting sensitive information. Humans are the weakest link in your security defense: with a single click in an email they can open the door for hackers. You should have a network firewall, but don’t forget there’s a human firewall too. Here are the few strategies to keep in mind to train your employees in cyber security: