We see the headlines too often — another company's information systems have been breached and sensitive data has been stolen. Sony, Anthem, Home Depot, Yahoo, Target, and others are recent examples that come to mind. If these massive companies with their full scale technology teams can be exploited, it can make a business owner wonder: “How secure is my businesses?”
Cybersecurity: A Growing Challenge
Industry experts are predicting that the challenge of cybersecurity is likely to get worse, and that the damages will become even more devastating. When this happens, the company image and credibility is damaged, loss of customers, huge financial impact, and typically the CEO and CIO are fired. In the case of a small business, most can’t endure the damage and are ruined.
So, why does this serious problem continue? How can it be avoided?
Most companies are not taking the right approach to cybersecurity.
Addressing Your Company's Cybersecurity
To address your cybersecurity the right way, you need to properly assess your vulnerabilities and capabilities. Here are 10 common cybersecurity issues businesses face:
Cybersecurity is vital for your future, and doing it the right way makes all the difference.
Mark Johnson is the Chief Executive at Xtrii. He is an award-winning, global CIO, CTO, CEO and business leader. For more than 30 years he has helped some of the world's best organizations achieve extraordinary success. For more details visit his LinkedIn profile or follow him on Twitter @johnsonme.