Regardless of how big or small your organization might be, we all experience the same levels of risk that inform our approach to cyber security. However, can cyber security policies alone protect your organization from a data breach?
The typical approach to cyber security includes important aspects such as password protection, usage agreements, patching, updating virus protection, backing up data, and so on. Strong cyber security policies will also have accountability, so that when someone does something they’re not supposed to, sanctions can be implemented.
Unfortunately, while an organization might seem to have their password policy locked down, the introduction of mobile devices has also come with a measure of apathy toward other key cyber security, creating a fairly high risk factor. Simply put, some policies are enforced more strongly than others, so the inconsistent nature of the overall plan requires a second or third look to tighten up security.
Going Deeper Into Practices
Beauty is really only skin deep. The same could be said for security documentation — everything may look great on the surface, but if you dig deeper into what actually happens, the beauty can begin to fade.
One issue that needs to be addressed involves what enterprise leaders truly understand as they document their security best practices. It would seem that many of them don’t have a full understanding of solid cyber security policies, which leads to vulnerabilities later.
Breaking the IT Barrier
Not everyone is going to be on the same technical level as IT professionals, and this is another aspect of the policy that requires attention.
Building cyber security policies involves fully understanding what risks are out there and how your security practices address those risks. A better understanding by players from each department in the organization could be gained through ongoing education efforts.
Your security team could be led by an IT professional who can speak plainly to those who are not as proficient, leading to a better understanding that can be passed down to those not on the security team.
To get the best results, you need to partner with an agent that can put you in touch with the best cyber security solutions. At eXemplify, we’ve developed a reputation over the last 15 years as a trusted advisor with IT consulting and procurement services that have assisted hundreds of businesses. Contact ustoday and find out more about how we can help you stay secure.