Why Cybersecurity Should Concern Business Owners

By Carla Barata • February 15, 2019

Cyber threats, such as email attacks, are very significant and widespread nowadays, especially in the world of business. For this reason, cybersecurity has become a more popular discussion within the management of many companies, much more than it was before. It is not uncommon to seat Chief Information Security Officer, or similar, at the executive board.  

When you take into account that a single cyber attack can mean the demise of a company, it becomes clear how important this topic is.

Thus every company needs to be aware of what impact cybersecurity has on management today and the reasons why business owners need to be concerned and thus employ every possible tactic they can to protect their businesses.

Your Company is Cyber

Cybersecurity is not a mere technology issue, it’s a Business concern as well.

That’s especially true when you consider the fact that more and more businesses are becoming digitized, some even fully digitized. A single attack can now ruin the companies that operate entirely digitally if they don’t have proper security measures.

And the worst thing is that these attacks can come in many shapes and forms.

Cybersecurity plans must now be permanent - as with any operations and processed - and not simple projects that one starts and ends, assuming problems are resolved.

It is all because threats are continually changing. The business now needs to worry about email phishing, malware, and more. Hackers are also frequently evolving their methods as well as the software they use. They are even moving to more sophisticated forms of cyber attacks like disruption of infrastructure, espionage, disinformation, and even market manipulation.

How to Protect Your Company from Cyber Threats?

The primary thing that business owners need to consider is a simple change in perspective: Making Cybersecurity omnipresent.

Protection is needed for all computer systems, as well as all the employees. It is not only for the IT department. Processes and Security must be in place to protect even a company’s external relations with, for instance, a third party HR company or a Law firm.

Such overarching cyber protection includes new security policies that need to be continuously reviewed and updated. It also includes better employee training, as every employee needs to know the pitfalls of digital life -  most of the cyber threats today still target and exploit human weaknesses, not software ones.

In the end, cyber protection needs to include proper software that also includes effective email security. With all of that in mind and eventually taken care of, your business will become much safer and better protected.

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