Thousands of entrepreneurs choose to go solo and build their businesses without the help of a large team of experts. Many beginners who start their own business opt for this route to save money and build their companies.
It has never been easier to become a victim of a carefully thought out phishing scam online. Of course, no one wants to face this kind of an experience because it brings along nothing but trouble.
Mobile apps are widely used both for personal and business purposes. They’re convenient, easy to use, and in most cases free. However, there is a big downside to using many apps on your device, especially if you run a business or have employees who work for you.
One of the most common questions when it comes to following the NIST framework is when you should start implementing response plan procedures. Let’s say that you already have a response plan in place (which you should, as the response plan is one of the most important aspects of an online security system). In order for your response plan to come to action, you must first detect a threat or potential security risk in your system or network.
Most small business owners are way too occupied with marketing and sales that they forget the importance of cybersecurity. Many businesses grow and succeed without ever creating a cybersecurity policy. Their cybersecurity habits change only after they become affected by a cyber attack.
Spotting unusual activities in your system is crucial for preventing a cyber attack or at least stopping it from causing too much damage. However, it takes an experienced eye to spot a change in the system that might be caused by an external or even internal threat.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework, better known as the NIST framework, is not in any way mandatory by law but it has become a necessity in cybersecurity. The number of cybersecurity risks is not expected to drop any time soon, which means businesses and organizations will have to continue their battle against cybercrime.
Billions of businesses all over the world operate online, whether completely or partially. Each business or company that uses IoT, cloud storage solutions, online platforms, or any other form of internet technologies is exposed to an inevitable risk of cyber-attacks.
One of the reasons why many small businesses neglect the importance of cybersecurity is because it seems way too complicated. Following safety procedures might seem complex at first but there are ways to make cybersecurity easier to implement in your business.
The NIST cybersecurity framework offers voluntary guidance about securing businesses and protecting their networks and data from cybersecurity threats. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of small businesses close down only six months after a cybersecurity attack.