In today’s interconnected digital world, cyber security threats are ever-present and evolving at an exponential rate. Even if your organization hasn’t yet been hit by hackers or malware, it’s important that you take precautionary steps today to prevent your agency from becoming a target in the future. Here are some essential cybersecurity measures that every agency can take to ensure they’re protecting their valuable data from internal and external threats.
Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Agency
Here are some steps you can do to safeguard your business and your clients, as well as some fundamental advice you can give them to help keep their private information safe:
Analyze your most valuable digital assets. Finding the high-value targets of cybercriminals should be the first step. You should evaluate your assets and the degree of risk exposure to your organization should they be compromised, whether they are intangible, like your networks and data, or physical, like workstations.
Put a plan in place in case your agency undergoes a breach. A great way to mitigate risk is by having strategically planned-out responses in place. A data breach can cost a great deal, and planning ahead can minimize the fallout.
Foster a culture of cybersecurity in your agency. Everyone needs to be cautious about their security. Training and cyber best practices will greatly maintain the safety of your company's assets from tactics such as phishing or related social engineering-related breaches.
Always use strong passwords with a minimum of six characters (including upper case letters, numbers, and symbols).
Never share your login information or password with anyone else.
Turn on all security measures, including screen locks or biometric locks.
Avoid answering unsolicited emails or text messages asking for payment.
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