What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the protection of information, networks, systems, and processes from the risk of theft or malicious damage.
Today, businesses collect, use, and store an unprecedented amount of information on their customers and business operations. Time and time again there are stories in the news of security breaches causing customer information to be stolen from a business, something no business ever wants to have to navigate their way through.
Some industries and businesses are governed by regulatory requirements when it comes to cybersecurity. Additionally, there is legislation in place which protects consumers and the personal information that they exchange online.
What is an Information Security Management System?
An information security management system (ISMS) will outline and evidence an organization’s approach to information security. The system’s primary purpose is to manage the information security and data protection risks to your organization, as well as ensuring ongoing compliance with information security requirements. Click here to learn more about ISMS and the ISO standard ISO 27001.
Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips
Our partners at Mango Live (creators of Mango Compliance Software) recently published a blog with 10 cybersecurity tips for businesses. We have summarised these below, or you can visit Mango’s post to read about each tip in more detail.
- Install software updates (patches);
- Implement two-factor authentication (2FA);
- Back-up your data;
- Set up logs;
- Create a Business Continuity Plan (BCP);
- Update your default credentials;
- Only collect the data you really need from your customers;
- Secure your devices;
- Secure your network; and,
- Manually check suspicious financial details.